MPGC surpasses one million pollinator gardensWe are proud to be among the organizations that have promoted the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to our community and followers. Thank you to everyone that participated to help raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and the plants that support them.  

In just three years more than one millions gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with some in Mexico, and across the globe.

From tiny yards to public gardens, the million plus gardens add up to a network of approximately five million acres of enhanced or new pollinator habitat.

A newly released National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) Impact Report indicates the MPGC led to a shift in consumer awareness.

Since the campaign launch, 92% of garden centers have seen an increase in demand for pollinator-friendly plants and services and 86% are offering more pollinator-friendly plants, services, and education.

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Moving forward

The 2019 call to action is designed to build on the momentum of MPGC in two ways:

1) Expanding garden habitat by asking Americans to plant at least three different pollinator- friendly plants that bloom in three different seasons (spring, summer and fall) to help ensure a consistent food supply for pollinators. The MPGC map will stay open for new registrations, and plant/garden descriptions.

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Find more pollinator collections by using a our site-wide search in the main navigation or use the new plant finder tool to search for plants by filters and purpose.

2) Track the outcomes of this movement, by encouraging everyone to participate in citizen science projects that help pollinators at https://www.scistarter.org/pollinatorgardens.