A honeybee approaches a yellow flower.
A honeybee approaches a yellow flower.

We are trying to assist people to make room and plant some native pollinator and bird feeding plants and their gardens, yards or on their patios. 

Alice Grow has generously offered to be Ask Alice. Contact her through email or call her (see FBC directory) and describe or send photos of your garden area and ask for suggestions about what to plant and where to get those plants.  In a few cases, we may be able to supply you with some local native plant species (spp.) which are the most efficient way to support our local plant/insect/bird web of life. Other plants aren’t so local, or aren’t so native but do support pollinators or provide bird food (e.g. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). The Plantsmen Nursery near Ithaca is a reliable guide and sells many local native species and other pollinator-friendly plants.

Check out our new Earth Care Resource page for more information.

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