distributed at schools
We had the pleasure to plant native plants with the children at schools and gave the children a package of seeds.
We wanted the children to have easy success with them and therefore chose the following plants:
Native annual sunflowers
attract bees and butterflies
seeds will be eaten by song birds like goldfinches in fall and winter
grow up to 2 m tall but not wide
orange and yellow eatable flowers
40 cm high
White and pink cosmos
attract all pollinators
Goldfinches and other songbirds love their seeds
1 m to 1.50 m tall
All plants need sun and attract native bees that will efficiently pollinate nearby vegetables and increase vegetable yield.
We have a lot of seeds for native plants as well and are very happy to share.
If you are interested please contact us.
Beautiful Flower Beds and a Pollinator Canoe Will be Our First Project
With lots of space, incredible teachers and engaged students, we are in the planning stage of how the school can help bring back butterflies, hummingbirds and non-stinging native bees to the south-facing part of the schoolyard.
The schools need:
a rain barrel to collect water close to the flower beds
native seed and flower donations
volunteers to water the young plants during the summer break (July and August)
some lumber and soil for raised beds
If you can help out with your local school, please contact us.
School to Grow a Pollinator Patch
Enrich the Curriculum With a Program That We Can Bring to Your School
We can help you grow native wildflowers on your school property and set up a native tree nursery. We offer detailed knowledge on site-specific issues concerning the crucial role native plants play in our ecosystem.