I wish to expand existing gardens and create new areas on my school's campus that will support local pollinators and animal life. We have had the existing area certified as a Monarch Waystation and Backyard Habitat, but much work remains to complete the work that we started last year. I hope to create a garden that will be very beautiful, full of native plants, low maintenance, and a great bastion of ecological diversity.
Our project will establish large areas of native plants. Our focus will be on plants that support native insect and pollinator life. This means choosing plants with good flower production and plants that provide foods to insects, such as milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. If we are able to get enough funding, we will expand the border of the existing garden to accommodate more plants, and then also establish plantings elsewhere on Archmere's campus. We could also add features like benches or informational signs that will increase people's ability to enjoy and interact with the garden.