Pollinator Garden project

  • Location
    Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for this project is to create a pollinator plant garden with a classroom seating area to a part of the community that has a new trail system. Our garden will create habitat for pollinators, an educational area to learn more about native plants, and will help beautify the new trail system for community members.

Our Plan

Action Plan Overview: 1. Develop plans for the design of the garden *Completed: Students researched native species and designed garden space) 2. Ask permission and seek support *Completed: We have a space determined and have support from the district's buildings and grounds department and from the National Wildlife Federation's Pollinator Garden project. https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/About/National-Initiatives/Plant-For-Pollinators 3. Collect seeds *Completed: We have collected native plant seeds from our school grounds. Other seeds will be provided by the NWF 4. Seek out additional funding *Completed: We have secured a grant from WPS for a hydroponics system---soon we will be raising our plants in our classroom from seed! 5. Raise plants through the winter and plant in the spring on a portion of the garden along a trail 6. In the main/larger area, we need to herbicide the entire area in August to prepare for the mass seed planting 7. In late September/early October NWF will come out and help us spread the seed as a classroom activity 8. In the spring, the seeds will grow and we will monitor the growth continually---maintenance on the garden will be annual mowing

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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