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Pollinator Pathways: The Importance of Pollinating

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Learn about Pesticides

The Pesticide Action Network is an organization working to reclaim the future of food and farming by addressing the problem of bee-toxic pesticides. (Continue reading from Panna)


Homemade Organic Pesticides

Natural Garden Pest Control (Earth Easy)

10 Recipes for Natural Pesticides (Natural Living Ideas)

Homemade Organic Pesticides (Global Healing)

What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns. (Continue reading from Groundwater)

Learn more about Westport's Rain Gardens. 

What is a Pollinator Pathway?

 

A pollinator pathway is a pesticide-free corridor of public and private properties that provide native plant habitats and nutrition for pollinators. Towns and property owners that create healthy yards and public spaces for pollinators, pets & families.

The Wakeman Town Farm, Earthplace and the Westport Garden Club are working in partnership with other town organizations to enhance our public gardens and create new pollinator-friendly spaces, while encouraging residents to create their own native plant gardens. (Continue reading from Pollinator Pathway Westport)

 

More Information 

Endangered Pollinators (Xerces Society)

Pollinators in CT (CT Department of Environmental Protection)

Risk Assessment Guidance for Pollinators (United States Environmental Protection Agency)

Hudson 2 Housatonic Stewardship (Hudson 2 Housatonic)

Local Resources

 

Since its founding in 1924, the Westport Garden Club has been committed to supporting the health and history of our community, through both civics projects and philanthropy. (Continue reading from Westport Garden Club

Earthplace is dedicated to planting and maintaining pesticide-free, pollinator-friendly gardens in Westport.  (Continue reading from Earthplace)

The Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is an organic demonstration homestead dedicated to serving the Westport Community. (Continue reading from Wakemen Town Farm)