Pollinator pockets

Unfortunately, pollinators are in perilous decline for a myriad of reasons, including loss of native areas. We rely on pollinators for the majority of our food. The Illinois Extension Pollinator Pocket program helps gardeners plant pollinator-friendly gardens by teaching which native plants to use, how to plant in clumps of similar flowers, how to design areas to have a variety of flowers to bloom all season, and how to provide a pesticide-free garden. The Edgar County Master Gardeners planted this pollinator pocket garden outside the office of the Edgar County Farm Bureau.