Transforming streets into vibrant pollinator habitats
We are passionate about creating beautiful and sustainable gardens along the streets of our city. Our goal is to transform road medians into vibrant pollinator habitats using native plants.
Native Pollinator Spaces are Important
Native pollinator gardens are an essential part of maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
Pollinator gardens are designed to attract bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, bats, and even hummingbirds, which play a vital role in pollination. Many of these pollinators are habitat-specific, and the loss of habitat that provides sites for overwintering, foraging for pollen and nectar, or nesting can be detrimental to these species.
These pollinators also create a foundation for the entire local food chain. Many insects eat only native plants as larvae, and most birds rely on insects for part of their life. By planting native pollinator gardens, we can provide the food and habitat that these animals need to thrive, which in turn helps to strengthen the entire local ecosystem.
Why Plant in Road Medians?
Meet Some of the Plants
Here are a few plants from our first Medford Medians Pollinator Project on Governors Ave.
We chose these plants for their drought resistance, ability to handle salt, and bloom times.