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The Pollinator Victory Garden:
Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening
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The Pollinator Victory Garden is a book for these times. Kim Eierman empowers readers with ideas, direction and the inspiration they need to create beautiful and eco-friendly habitats for many different pollinators. Creating healthy, diverse and chemical free habitats are essential steps in solving pollinator decline and The Pollinator Victory Garden guides you towards creating your own lovely garden habitat.
– Peter Nelson, Director of The Pollinators, filmmaker and beekeeper
Leave it to Kim Eierman to come up with a unique call to action - one that worked in the past when our society was threatened by war, and one that will work again to defeat the very real threat of pollinator declines. Kim has thought of everything with a truly comprehensive guide to improving the lot of our pollinators at home. Make a Pollinator Victory Garden and join the effort to save our most essential creatures!
– Dr. Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope, co-author of The Living Landscape, and professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware.
God knows pollinators need every edge we can give them — and this book will tell you precisely how to use your patch of land, however small, to make a real difference!
– Bill McKibben, author, educator, environmentalist and co-founder 350.org
With so many pollinator species at risk around the globe, The Pollinator Victory Garden could not be more timely. Please put this thoughtful, easy-to-read book to use in making your own yard a haven for pollinators.
– Phyllis Stiles, Founder, Bee City USA®
If everyone followed Kim Eierman’s advice, our pollinator crisis would be solved. Her detailed, compassionate book provides actionable steps for helping not only much-loved garden visitors like butterflies and bees but also the less appreciated beetles, flies and other pollinating creatures. Her well-written, beautifully illustrated book is a call to action: if creating a victory food garden for humans was a patriotic act during World War II, then creating a victory garden for pollinators is an equally important citizen duty today.
– Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
Read this book as if your life depended on it — and it does: No pollinators = no plants = no people. Kim Eierman turns the table on the dismaying facts about pollinators by offering positive steps each of us can take to make a difference. Her passion shouts: “gimme a V…” — or, more aptly “gimme a Bee".
– Carol Capobianco, Director, The Native Plant Center
Lists of Pollinator-Friendly Plants
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Northeast Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Southeast & East South-Central Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the West South-Central Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Midwest Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Western Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for the Pacific Northwest Region
- Native Pollinator Plants for California
- Native Plants for Native Pollinators
- Native Plants for European Honey Bees
- Native Plants for Hummingbirds
- Early-Blooming Native Trees & Shrubs for Bees
- Larval Host Plants for Butterflies & Moths
- Pollinator Plants for Canadian Provinces (Xerces Society)
More Pollinator Victory Garden Tips
- Bee City USA - Interview with founder, Phyllis Stiles
- Planting for Specialist Native Bees
- Bee Houses and Bumblekultur - Interview with John Hayden
- Plant Diversity in a Pollinator Victory Garden
- "The Pollinators" Documentary - Interview with filmmaker Peter Nelson
- Why Locally-Sourced/Locally Grown Plants Matter
- Nativars vs. Native Plants - Interview with Dr. Annie White
- A Look at Anise Hyssop and Cultivars with Dr. Annie White
- Insect Loss and What to Do About It
- Pollinators of Native Plants with Heather Holm
- Fall Forage for Pollinators in the PVG
- Powerful Prunus with Dr. Doug Tallamy
- Bees and Native Forage with Heather Holm
- Protecting Bees - Skip the "Secret Sauce"
- Going Pesticide Free for Pollinators at The Farm Between
- Meadows for Pollinators at River Berry Farm
- Reliable Lists of Native Plants
- Interview with Kim Flottum , Author of the Backyard Beekeeper
- A Closer Look at Monarchs and Milkweed
- Interview with Dr. Karen Oberhauser on Monarchs
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