The Ada Soil & Water Conservation District is a governmental subdivision of the State of Idaho, charged with promoting natural resource conservation in our region. We have recently launched the Treasure Valley Pollinator Project to expand habitat and provide pollinator education and resources to homeowners. We would love help getting the word out about this project to your neighborhood!
About the project:
Pollinator flower starts are available to purchase through the Ada SWCD. There are four flower mixes available, all chosen to provide a continual source of pollen from spring to fall with a variety of flowers to attract a variety of pollinators. They are all drought-tolerant, easy to grow species. Orders for flowers can be placed now through April. Flowers will be ready to pick and up and plant in April.
Purchase of the flowers also includes an educational zine, access to all of the classes and workshops offered, and participation in the community-wide citizen science effort to monitor pollinators in your own backyard.
Workshops and educational resources offered will teach how to care for your new plants, create a beneficial habitat, how to identify insects, and complete pollinator counts. (Course dates are TBD for late spring and summer, and will be held virtually or socially-distanced, depending on the current state of COVID)
Ways to help us get the word out:
- Social media (see the images and text below to make posting easy!)
- Share our posts
- Include information in your newsletters
- Fliers: We have large fliers that can be posted in community spaces, or small fliers that could be inserted in newsletters – let us know if you have space for these and the best way for us to deliver them to you.
Join the Treasure Valley Pollinator Project to expand your garden, learn how to provide the best pollinator habitat, and participate in a community-wide citizen science effort! Learn more about the project and purchase your flowers from the Ada Soil & Water Conservation District here: adaswcd.org
Please contact me with any questions! We hope your neighborhood will be excited about this hands-on program to expand beneficial insect habitat in their yards!