School Garden Projects

Protect our Friends the Pollinators

An outdoor firepit encircled by school age children with NGC garden club members.NGC seeks to educate school students in North and South America in how to create native gardens on school grounds and to emphasize the importance of pollinators.

By using the classroom as the laboratory, this project can engage students and teachers. NGC clubs should emphasize using native plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other native pollinators to the garden. The gardens may be large or small, portable or stationary. Clubs may also incorporate educational instruction or materials and the sustainability of the gardens.

Objectives

  • To educate school students, in North and South America how to create diverse, native gardens on school grounds and to emphasize the importance of pollinators.
  • To help the teachers and students alike be a "Friend to Pollinators".."Plant's Best Friend" by providing food and habitat for pollinators with their choice of plants.
  • Emphasize the use of native, pollinator friendly plants; reduce pesticide use by using organic methods in both flower and vegetable gardens.
  • Emphasize plants for all seasons, different colors, shapes and scents to attract the most variety of pollinators (bees, beetles, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds and even bats).
  • To encourage the creation of Junior Garden Clubs in the schools and communities.

Resources

For more information, contact:
Michelle Smith, Chairman: School Garden Projects