1,001 Pollinator Gardens is an initiative to encourage, support, and document the commitment of 1,001 people to grow gardens that offer food and shelter to pollinators. We invite you to participate. The purpose is twofold:
- provide sustaining habitat for pollinator species
- help shift human gardening culture towards more ecologically beneficial gardening practices based on our knowledge of the needs of pollinators and other wildlife species.
To generate a community of concerned individuals willing to take immediate action on behalf of bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife by creating and preserving urgently needed habitat. We invite you to imagine every human-managed landscape offering forage and shelter for pollinators and providing a refuge where native plants can thrive. Imagine friends and neighbors collaborating to conserve, create, and link pollinator-friendly habitat. Imagine the beauty of a garden filled with native flowers and feasting pollinators. It could be your garden. Go to Be One of 1,001 for more information.
The 1,001 Pollinator Gardens project will connect gardeners who are actively committed to helping the pollinators and provide a forum for sharing enthusiasm and information. We believe that these 1,000 gardens, filled with beautiful native flowers and buzzing with life, will inspire curiosity and spark the desire of more gardeners to create pollinator habitat on their own land or in public spaces. This website offers basic educational materials that will help you get started and directs you to many excellent resources to encourage and increase your understanding of wildlife food webs and the interconnections between native plants and the animals they sustain. Informed, ecologically beneficial gardening swiftly benefits pollinators suffering from severe habitat loss. It also creates beautiful landscapes and a constant source of wonder as the pollinators respond to your efforts on their behalf.