- September 12, 10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Information Booth
Edison Ford Gardens has become a partner with the National Pollinator Garden Network called “Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.” Pollinators including bees, butterflies, bats, and birds are needed to continue the food chain and wildlife corridors. The challenges mission includes growing sustainably without pesticides, encouraging planting pollinator gardens in the communities, supporting pollinator friendly businesses, spreading the word and educating about pollinators, and visiting gardens for ideas.
Edison Ford has been growing plants to attract pollinators since Edison built his home, nurtured his gardens, and initiated research for a domestic source of rubber along the Caloosahatchee River. Many of the trees, shrubs, perennials, and edible plants were dependent on pollination to continue reproduction of their species. The Garden Shoppe at Edison Ford has created a specific butterfly/bee garden for all of the community to learn from.
Join Horticulturists Janice Schmidt and Debbie Hughes to learn how to grow specific host/nectar plants for the pollinators in your garden. We will unveil our new Educational Butterfly Sign and the Certification of our Butterfly Garden through the North American Butterfly Association.
Participants will receive a 20% discount for use on purchases made in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10.