Book Announcement: The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening

Announcing a great new book (which includes photos of FTGP by yours truly) written by my friend and colleague Kim Eierman. The Pollinator Victory Garden lays out the means to attract and provide for all different types of pollinators. Kim’s prose is a model of clarity (not always easy when we’re discussing biology), presenting life cycle information that allows the reader a deeper understanding of the needs of our pollinators. Extensive plant lists are the icing on the cake, leaving nothing to chance. Follow this link:

to learn more and start your very own victory garden for pollinators.

Book Review: Nature’s Best Hope

Hello Gardeners!   The “Pause” has given me a precious gift of time to read Dr. Doug Tallamy’s latest book, which under normal conditions I wouldn’t have had time to read until next winter.  And I am so glad I read it now, because there is so much positive energy in this book.  I believe it may turn out to be the Silent Spring of our generation. But don’t just take my word for it.  Angela Tanner, writing in the latest Ecological Landscape Association’s  e-newsletter, says it better than I can:

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.

The MPGC goal is to move millions of individuals, kids and families outdoors and make a connection between pollinators and the healthy food people eat.