Million Pollinator Garden Campaign
Be part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge which was developed in conjunction with the White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators by registering your garden. Or, if you’re already registered with Wild Ones Native Plant Garden/Habitat Program, you’ll automatically be registered.
Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food eaten each day, but their presence is declining due to lack of habitat. Providing native landscaping in our yards and municipal green spaces will increase more nectar and pollen sources. Providing native flowering plants and trees will help improve the health and numbers of native pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats and many others across the country.
Join the movement now! Join Wild Ones! Be a part of your community’s native landscaping and provide native plants for pollinators!
Guided by the philosophy of Lorrie Otto . . .
“If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar.”
Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.
What is a native plant?
Wild Ones defines a native plant as a species that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem and/or habitat and was present prior to European settlement. Read more…
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- Native plants are needed as host and nectar plants as our native butterflies, bees and birds go about pollinating our food plants as they forage for their own sustenance.
- Native plants have deep roots which absorb excess rainfall and prevent water from running directly into our rivers and streams helping to provide clean water for everyone.
- Native plants instead of turf lawns help reduce our carbon footprint.