"Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country."
We are doing our part at Parkway to provide for pollinators thanks to the hard work of our students and volunteers and grant funds from Captain Planet Foundation and the Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation.
Students and volunteers worked together to create a new pollinator habitat in front of our school. We planted native plants to attract pollinators and added signs to spread the word about the importance of taking care of the pollinators!
Check out the photos below to learn more and to see some of the pollinators already visiting our garden!
Check out the Photo Voice images middle school students created after spending some time taking photos in our new pollinator habitat! A great learning experience for all!
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Office
Lower Level 171 Grand Blvd
PO Box 67
Boone, NC 28608