Great Barrington (GB) become the first town in New England to pass a Pollinator-Friendly Community Resolution in May of 2016. Sponsored by the Agricultural Commission, in 2018, Great Barrington hired three students from the Conway School of Landscape Design to create a "Pollinator Action Plan." Anyone is invited to utilize the Plan's Toolkit, containing detailed planting diagrams, plant lists, and maintenance instructions to guide the creation of a successful pollinator habitat network for a wide range of site conditions and parcel sizes. The Plan is a masterpiece, so check it out!
To ensure the passage of a resolution, residents must reach out to townspeople (potential supporters and opponents), to educate them about reasons for the resolution, ask for suggestions and/or objections and discuss working together in support of pollinators locally.