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What’s all the BUZZ about Pollinators?

Pollinators are animals and insects that are responsible for the fertilization of plants, including bees, hummingbirds, bats, and more. That may sound like a small job, but here are some facts about how big of a difference these tiny creatures make to us and our environment.

One out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators.

  • Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants.

  • Pollinators sustain our natural ecosystem to bring us food and half of the world’s raw materials.

  • Pollinators help prevent soil erosion.

  • Pollinators increase carbon sequestration.

Are you convinced yet? Here are some small steps you can take to ensure these helpful critters continue to live healthy lives and play their role in our ecosystem!

Mow your lawn less, say every other week to let pollinators feast on your lawn flowers

  1. Don’t cut your dead plants back after they bloom, pollinators will depend on these for food and shelter

  2. Plant a variety of native species and colors to attract pollinators to your yard. Make sure something is blooming each season!

  3. Use safe, organic pest control methods on your plants*

*All of our products are certified organic, OMRI certified (Organic Materials Research Institute) or NOFA-allowed (Northeast Organic Farming Association), and SAFE for pollinators!

Amy Wild