More pollinators, please! This Spring the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council worked with the Bainbridge High School Garden Club and Club Faculty Megan Carson (bottom left photo) to install a pollinator garden on campus. For many months, the Garden Club had been working to weed and beautify this area right near the front of the school, but we all knew it needed a little more love in terms of soil amendments and native plants. With a grant from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat Grant, we brought in and spread topsoil and added a variety of flowering native plants well loved by bees and birds. Thanks too go to our friends at Bainbridge Island Land Trust for helping consult with us on what kind of native plants we should choose. Thanks to the hard work and ongoing efforts of these students, the pollinator garden has gone from a weedy patch to a beautiful assortment of native shrubs and annuals, and we are looking forward to seeing our garden grow for the bees and birds!
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