Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Changing Seasons has joined the nationwide effort to promote the health of North America's pollinators. This is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved while adding beauty to your yard.

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is an initiative of the National Pollinator Garden Network to support the health of pollinating animals. The objective of the challenge is to increase nectar- and pollen-providing landscapes of every size to address one of the significant threats to pollinator health: the scarcity and degradation of forage. The goal is to promote and count 1 million pollinator forage locations across North America.

Austin Little, landscape designer and Assistant Retail Manager, has designed some Do-It-Yourself garden plans ("Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden" and "Pollinator Garden") to help guide you with your own pollinator garden. Stop by the garden center to pick up a plan; select your plants and materials and get started. Once you have installed your garden, complete the following steps at http://millionpollinatorgardens.org:

  1. Register your garden as a pollinator habitat.
  2. Upload a photo of your garden and complete the requested information.
  3. Share your garden on our Facebook page to encourage your friends and family to get involved. You will feel good about doing your part while enjoying the beauty of the flowers and pollinators in action. (Consider submitting a photo to our monthly Facebook Pollinator Photo Contest - see our Facebook page each month for details.)