Pollinators are critical for biodiversity and food security; they are also often a powerful symbol of rebirth and spirituality. Adding a pollinator garden to your faith property combines beautification, community outreach, and ecological support for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. They need our help; pollinator populations are in decline.
Join the growing number of faith communities who are working to create a network of pollinator gardens. We are pleased to provide links and resources to assist you in this endeavour.
Planting for Pollinators
Some excellent resources and videos are available from the Pollinator Partnership (pollinator promotion and preservation) in the United States. They have videos of past webinars on faith communities creating pollinator gardens:
A 52 minute webinar hosted by the Pollinator Partnership.
How to Plant a Pollinator Garden
A 43 minute webinar hosted by the Pollinator Partnership. The first minute of the video is black.
More Pollinator Garden Resources
Pollination Canada has resources and links to information on planting for pollinators, species lists, agricultural maps, and more to assist with your pollinator garden.
A pdf document “A Landowner’s Guide – Conserving Native Pollinators in Ontario” explains pollination, pollinator species and threats to native pollinators, habitat and nesting sites for wild pollinators, and conservation steps for preserving and protecting our pollinator species. It also gives a resource list, including a list of “resource-rich plants for pollinators” – great options to include in your garden, and a list of suppliers.
Celebrate Pollinator Week every June!