In 2015, a determined group of people who cared about the future of our threatened pollinators imagined a million gardens adding to a network of flowering habitat, replacing what is being lost. Simple, individual actions would tally up to a big footprint for pollinators facing steep declines. The National Pollinator Garden Network’s vision was realized in 2018.
The 1,040,000 registered gardens are predominantly in the United States, with international sites in Canada, Mexico, and some across the globe. Today, many communities bloom with gardens buzzing with promise for our pollinators, our own food supply, and the planet.
Collaboration made success possible. Today, the Network has grown to over 50 conservation, garden trade, and civic organizations that represent more than 850,000 members. Not since the Victory Garden war effort of the 1940s has our nation embarked on a comparable campaign for gardens. A third of all vegetables grown then came from victory gardens. Now? Pollinator gardens help to ensure the very future of our vegetables and fruits.
This report documents the urgency of the pollinator crisis, highlights champion towns and cities, and details the ongoing actions and changes being made on behalf of pollinators.
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