The Tennessee Environmental Council has a great video on starting your own pollinator garden. Watch their video to learn more.
Knowledge is power! Learn more about local pollinators by checking out this handbook. Learn about what pollinators do, native plants and links to additional resources.
Visit the Generate Some Buzz website to see how you can get involved in local conservation projects.
We have added a half acre of milkweed and butterfly weed and other plants to help the Monarch trek across the country. Instead of using chemicals to kill the existing grass and weeds, we used a process called "solarization". We used sheets of plastic and let the sun do the work of getting rid of the weeds.
From their we scattered seeds and watched it grow. Every year, we watch as the native flowers continue to thrive. We see butterflies, bees, birds and all kinds of wildlife thriving in this habitat.
This was awarded for our participation in conservation projects through NRCS, USDA, TACD, and the TN Dept. of Ag.