May 24, 2021 - GROWMARK Selects Lost Dauphin 4-H for Pollinator Garden Program
Honey bees and other pollinators play an important role in the agricultural ecosystem. These same pollinators are under stress from a number of factors: pests, disease, lack of habitat, and more. The GROWMARK Pollinator Garden Program helps 4-H clubs do their part to help sustain and increase honey bee populations by providing enough seed to plant approximately a 700 square foot area, as well as educational signage to be placed around the garden.
UW-Madison Division of Extension Brown County offered garden space space at the STEM Innovation Center for clubs if they were interested in applying for this program. The Lost Dauphin 4-H club applied, were selected, and on May 23rd planted their pollinator garden!
This is the sixth year of the GROWMARK Pollinator Graden Program, open to 4-H clubs, Ag in the Classroom groups, and FFA chapters in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. “Nearly 200 youth organizations have been part of the program since 2016,” said Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist. “Growing the number of pollinator gardens this year will help provide even more habitat for bees and other beneficial pollinator species.”
Thank you GROWMARK!