Monday, June 20, 2011

It's National Pollinator Week!

Lots of people know that honeybees are in trouble, and our food system along with 'em... but perhaps less have a clear grasp of how the pollination process works (and I'm speaking for myself here!) There's a frisky little explanation of the process over at Bug Girl's Blog, which ultimately boils down to three words: Sex for Plants!

Now National Pollinator Week seeks to educate & celebrate the process, while helping us to become better stewards of our environment. There's a page of super-nicely designed planting guides on their site here, where you can input your zip code to determine your zone (I'm in California Coastal Steppe-- Mixed Forest-Redwood Forest Province) and then find out more about what you can plant & do to help out your local pollinators!

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