Do Your Part: Pollinator Week Is June 16-22, 2014
The industry is abuzz with ways to support pollinators, and it just so happens that the national Pollinator Week is June 16 to 22 this year.
You can help support Pollinator Week by promoting it on your website or holding an event and listing it on the Pollinator Week website. Pollinator Week materials, including posters, books, brochures and more, are available to order at Pollinator.org.
Find more information on how growers can promote pollinator health and communicate industry issues regarding pollinators at GreenhouseGrower.com/tag/pollinators.
Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership, the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems.The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply and surrounding landscapes would collapse.
Visit the Pollinator Partnership website to see the many sponsors of Pollinator Week and learn more about the effort.