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White House Pollinator Garden

April 27, 2015

Apartment Therapy (one of my favorite sites not related to conservation!) had a fun piece about the White House garden today. The vegetable garden has been up and running for years now (complete with a beehive), but this year they planted a brand new pollinator garden to top if off! This is a nod towards the importance of native pollinators in our food supply. Honeybees are important (and the efforts focused on the crisis they’re facing right now is crucial, but at the end of the day they are a non-native species. Our native pollinators can be just as important as honeybees for pollinator-dependent food crops, and certainly deserve the same amount of attention as their non-native counterparts. Kudos to the White House for recognizing this!

White House, Washington, DC, (c) Andreas Praefcke via Wikimedia Commons

White House, Washington, DC, (c) Andreas Praefcke via Wikimedia Commons

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