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Creating Pollinator Habitat

To create a safe and healthy sanctuaries for pollinators, we need to follow
basic best practices.  We invite you to return as this page evolves!

Pesticide-Free Sources for Plants and Seeds

Before you purchase plants for your pollinator garden, ask the nursery staff if they are sure that the plants, soil and seeds were NOT treated with pesticides like neonicotinoids.  We will update our list of trusted sources as we get reliable information.  A printed list is available, though maybe not quite as current as the list of sources you will see on the button below.

Follow a few principles to draw a greater variety of native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators into your garden.

Regional Pollinator Habitat Designers

This is a list of experienced, independent Pollinator Garden Designers who are able to help your town, home, business or institution design and implement pollinator habitat projects.

Join our 1,001 Pollinator Garden project!

To speed up the restoration and expansion of safe pollinator habitat, we hope to inspire the certification of 1,001 pollinator gardens over the next two years.  If you or an organization follows best practices for habitat creation, please help us reach that goal by certifying your garden on our partner website,

If you include your address when you submit your garden's information, your location will be added to the participant map at the website.

Here's a link to paper certification form where you can document your steps and practices.

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