The buzz surrounding our declining pollinators keeps getting louder and louder. The recently developed UGA Public Service and Outreach program, Connect to Protect, joins the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) in spreading the word about the loss of our native insect diversity and providing ways to get involved. Like GAPP, Connect to Protect focuses on … More You have to Connect to Protect!
Lindsay Street Park has had quite a transformation. This is the first park in English Avenue, a historic Atlanta neighborhood which is currently undergoing a large number of innovative community projects to revitalize the area. The renovation of the park was led by the Conservation Fund, with help from partners Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, members of … More Pollination with a purpose. Lindsay Street Park
Did you know the city of Atlanta owns 350 parks and green spaces? All of these areas play a pivotal role in linking green space across metro Atlanta for pollinators. The upkeep of these areas is a mammoth task, and today GAPP is highlighting a conservation group who maintain some of Atlanta’s most underutilized urban … More The Greening Youth Foundation takes action in Atlanta’s parks and green spaces
As the days get colder, you may be looking out the window at your garden, and wondering what can be done to a pollinator garden in winter? Well, this time of year provides an excellent opportunity to think about how your garden provides for those pollinator species who need a place to overwinter. Bees and … More What to do in Winter
Did you know your pollinator garden can be a rain garden as well? Rain gardens help to decrease the amount of urban runoff, by capturing, slowing, and filtering the free flowing water that occurs after a heavy rainfall. The University of Georgia EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program has collaborated with the University of Connecticut and … More New rain garden App now available!
Tomorrow on Saturday, September 25th all across Georgia, State Parks are celebrating “Your State Parks Day” by planting pollinator gardens! We can’t think of a better way to spend a fall day, so grab your shovel and work gloves and help the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites plant over 40 pollinator gardens … More Calling all Gardeners! Tomorrow at your State Park
Watch Sarah Bergmann creator of Pollinator Pathways, talk about designing “biodiversity back in” by creating linked pollinator habitats that form urban green space corridors. Beginning with a single pollinator pathway project in Seattle, Bergmann has taken the model and created a visionary plan to involve strengthening and reconnecting fragmented green spaces in urban landscapes across … More Why pollinator gardens are vital to urban landscapes.