Reference my post entitled “On the Horizon” from this past February where I mention the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Although it was nearly 10 years ago that the US Senate unanimously approved the resolution to designate a week in June as “National Pollinator Week,” this year it seems people other than conservationists — like you and me — are finally catching on.
According to a recent article in Garden Center Magazine, garden centers everywhere are preparing for National Pollinator Week by looking for ways they can help their customers increase pollinator habitat by not only providing more plants, but also by providing educational materials through garden events and other community outreach.
Pollinators are the hardest workers on Earth. They work in our gardens, our orchards, our farms and our natural ecosystems. We could not exist today without the benefits they provide us through their work.
A good source for information about pollinators is the Pollinator Partnership.
If you haven’t already registered your garden through the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN)’s Million Pollinator Gardens Challenge, please do so today. I believe even the White House gardens are listed!