Back in 2015, the National Pollinator Garden Network started an initiative to try to save pollinators, like honey bees and butterflies. Since then, more than a million homeowners and gardeners around the world have joined the effort to save the dwindling populations of pollinators.
Now the has surpassed their goal of registered pollinator gardens with over 1,040,000 gardens registered with their Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Most are in the U.S., but some are in Canada, Mexico, and Europe, too. And since the pollinators are responsible for about a third of the food we eat every day, this is great news for our food supply.
“Together, through collaborative conservation we are restoring pollinator populations that provide the foundation of our ecosystems and our food supply,” explains Collin O’Mara,CEO ofNational Wildlife Federation, another organization involved in the project. “When we save wildlife, we save ourselves.”