Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. They are encouraging millions of individuals, kids and families to get outdoors and make a connection between pollinators and the healthy food people eat.
The MPGC was launched by The National Pollinator Garden Network, a collaboration of stakeholders from horticulture business, garden, pollinator, and conservation communities working together to support the health of pollinating animals.
Plant a pollinator garden. Any size is great! From window and patio planters, to home gardens, to pathways and roadsides, to acres of prairies and meadows – all can help! Download this list of plants pollinators like best.
Register your Garden to BEE Counted. Add a photo of your garden or landscape to the online map at MillionPollinatorGardens.org. Anyone and any size garden can join in the campaign to reach one million sites for pollinators!
Support pollinator friendly businesses. Purchase plants or seeds from nurseries, garden centers, and seed suppliers who offer pollinator-friendly plants and seeds suited to your local area.
Find tips and lists. These help you create gardens that help pollinators in your region online at MillionPollinatorGardens.org.
Spread the word. Let everyone know you’ve taken on the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! Share the logo on social media using #polliNATION!
You can make a difference. The MPGC is about individuals and organizations coming together as communities to make an extraordinary difference for pollinator health.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A POLLINATOR IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS
- Plant Something for Pollinators
Pollinator Gardens Should:
- Use plants that provide nectar and pollen sources
- Provide a water source
- Be situated in sunny areas with wind breaks
- Create large “pollinator targets” of native or non-invasive plants
- Establish continuous bloom throughout the growing season
- Eliminate or minimize the impact of pesticides
- Register You Garden at millionpollinatorgardens.org
Register your Garden to BEE Counted:
Add a photo of your garden or landscape to the S.H.A.R.E map. Anyone and any size garden can join in the campaign to reach one million sites for pollinators!
- Spread the Word and Get Others to Join In!
Keep the Challenge Growing!
Invite others to your garden and talk to everyone about the importance of pollinators and how you can help!