The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; How to Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats and Other Pollinators


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The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; How to Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats and Other Pollinators Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Quarry Books Pages: 160 Illustrations and other contents: color photos Language: English ISBN: 9781631597503 Categories: ,

The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment-the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these beneficial animals. Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet. Pollinators include not just bees, butmany different types of animals, including insects and mammals. Beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps, and even some mosquito species, can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and the reality is that most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Our residential landscapes, and many commercial landscapes, are filled with vast green pollinator deserts, better known as lawns. These monotonous green expanses are ecological wastelands for bees and other pollinators. By planting a bit differently and by tweaking your landscape aesthetic, you can transition your landscape into a pollinator haven. By using proper cultural practices in your garden, choosing the right plant for the right location, and by attracting “nature’s pest control” (beneficial insects that act as natural enemies), you can keep nature in balance and give pollinators a fighting chance. The time is right for a new gardening movement. Every yard, community garden, rooftop, porch, patio, and corporate landscape can help to win the war against pollinator decline with The Pollinator Victory Garden.

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"This book provides an in-depth education of how pollination works and what pollinators need to thrive, and then translates that information into actionable steps to take in the garden." * Horticulture Magazine * "It's a well written, well laid out book with lots of tips to help even a first time gardener. It's a book anyone who wants to help should have in their library." * Broken Teepee * "...packed with useful information, charts, diagrams, and gorgeous photos." * Dear Author * "...provides all the advice and information you'll need to get started on your own pollinator project." * Connecticut Gardener * "With The Pollinator Victory Garden by Kim Eierman you can give pollinators a fighting chance. Provides a wealth of information to support pollinators while improving the environment." * Green Profit * "Every beekeeper should be thinking like this. Kim goes a long, long way to making it possible to make it happen for you. Try this book this year." -- Kim Flottum * Bee Culture * "If you want to learn how to protect your pollinators and make sure they are taken care of throughout the year, I highly recommend getting The Pollinator Victory Garden!" -- Susan Bewley * Budget Earth * "With Eierman's guidance, easy to read charts, plants list, and even a Pollinator Victory Garden checklist, you can create a bio-diverse native habitat that can make a difference to the pollinators of the world." * * "...shares a wealth of information to support pollinators while also improving the environment around you." * Michigan Gardener *

Author Biography

Kim Eierman is an environmental horticulturist and landscape designer specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She is the Founder of EcoBeneficial, a horticulture consulting and communications company in Westchester County, New York. Kim teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center, Rutgers Home Gardeners School, and advanced education classes for Master Gardeners. An active speaker nationwide on many ecological landscaping topics, she also provides horticultural consulting and ecological design to commercial, municipal, and retail clients. In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, and a member of The Ecological Landscape Alliance and the Association for Garden Communicators (GWA). Kim received the Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association in 2014, 2015, and 2017.