How to Join
• include native plants on your property and manage invasive species
• avoid using pesticides and herbicides
• consider leaving some bare ground and dead wood for nesting native bees, leaving some autumn leaves for overwintering eggs and pupae of pollinating insects
Other Ways To Get Involved
Register Your Pollinator Gardens
In the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Choose Pollinator Pathway as Your Referring Organization
The Pollinator Pathway has joined forces with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge which has surpassed its goal of registering a million gardens and landscapes to support pollinators, and is still growing! Add your home gardens as well as any town gardens, containers, or meadows along the Pollinator Pathway.
When you register, choose Pollinator Pathway as your referring organization,
so we can keep track of the growth of our pathway.
And spread the word!
Homegrown National Park™ is a term coined by Doug and is the key to our call-to-action:
“Our National Parks, no matter how grand in scale are too small and separated from one another to preserve species to the levels needed. Thus, the concept for Homegrown National Park, a bottom-up call-to-action to restore habitat where we live and work, and to a lesser extent where we farm and graze, extending national parks to our yards and communities.”
THE MAP is an interactive community-based visual that will show each person’s contribution to planting native by State, County and Zip Code.
There will be a gauge showing progress towards our goal of 20 million acres of native planting in the U.S.
Importantly, the map is a way for individuals to see their part in the greater whole – creating new ecological networks and restoring biodiversity.
Get on the Map -