UGA Extension is encouraging the planting of pollinator spaces in community and school gardens through a new Pollinator Spaces Project.

The project gathers up on the Pollinator Spaces webpages  links to information about pollinators and gardens and information about upcoming classes and events  about pollinators.

Photos of pollinator spaces either newly created or already in existence can be posted on the UGA Community and School Gardens Facebook page or emailed to beckygri@uga.edu for posting on the website. Participating gardens will receive a certificate and be added to a map to show that support for pollinators in Georgia extends from border to border. At the end of the year, the map will be amazing to see!

For gardeners hoping to learn more about pollinators and the kinds of help we can offer these beleaguered garden helpers, check out publications at the link provided on UGA’s “Building your pollinator garden” page.

For gardeners who would rather take a shortcut to learning which plants are pollinator-friendly, UGA offers this list on its “Plants for Pollinators” promotion card for the Spaces project:

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Aster
  • Button Bush
  • Catmint
  • Celosia spicata
  • Coneflower
  • Cosmos
  • Dill
  • Goldenrod
  • Mexican sunflower
  • Milkweed
  • Salvia – Hot Lips
  • Sunflower
  • Thyme
  • Verbena
  • Zinnia
Amy Whitney

Amy Whitney

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture Program Assistant UGA Cooperative Extension/Cobb County

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