What's Happening to Pollinators?
Pollinators all over the world are facing massive population declines due to pesticide use, habitat destruction, climate change, and spread of non-native exotic plants. Pollinators are needed for the reproduction of 90% of the world’s flowering plants, and 1/3 of all U.S. agricultural output depends on pollinators. If pollinators were to disappear, nearly 90% of the plants on Earth would also disappear. The world and all of its inhabitants depend on these small creatures.
How Can I Help?
Problems of this magnitude may feel too big for any of us as individuals to fix, but this is not the case with saving our pollinators. The key to saving our pollinators is right in our own backyards – no matter how big or how small! Even if you can only plant in pots on a balcony, you can make a difference for local pollinators. Explore the links below to get started!
HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK™ IS A GRASSROOTS CALL-TO-ACTION TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION by PLANTING NATIVE PLANTS AND CREATING NEW ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS.
TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION because every human being on this planet needs diverse highly productive ecosystems to survive.
CALL TO ACTION
Catalyzing a collective effort of individual homeowners, property owners, land managers, farmers, and anyone with some soil to plant in…to start a new HABITAT™ by planting native plants and removing most invasive plants. It is the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted.
Our goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S. This represents approximately ½ of the green lawns of privately-owned properties.