This came in the mail yesterday:
Our garden is certified! Here is the page from the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research regarding the program: http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert
This is an excerpt from that page:
“Pollinators need our help. Both native bees and domestic bee populations are declining, affected by habitat loss, disease and contact with pesticides. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are taking action to protect pollinators by planting pollinator friendly gardens and providing education for the gardening public. You can join this effort by providing food and habitat for native insects/animals. Pollinators will, in turn, provide the pollination needed to protect our plant diversity and food sources. Certifying your property as “Pollinator Friendly” will help support a healthy ecosystem for our community and our future.”
We wanted to support this research and educational program and to assist in sharing important information. In going through the process, we learned some new things about creating a pollinator friendly garden. Consider having your gardens certified and our communities will become so much more healthy for it!