Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

A campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.

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Pollinators Need Your Help

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.

Here’s how you can help!

From individuals, to schools, community groups, and businesses – everyone can make a difference!


Plant a pollinator garden

Any size is great! From window and patio planters, to home gardens, to pathways and roadsides, to acres of prairies and meadows – all can help!


Support pollinator friendly businesses

Purchase plants or seeds from nurseries, garden centers, and seed suppliers who offer pollinator-friendly plants and seeds suited to your local area.


Register your Garden to BEE Counted

Add a photo of your garden or landscape to the S.H.A.R.E map. Anyone and any size garden can join in our campaign to reach 1 million sites for pollinators!


Plant sustainably

Reduce or eliminate the impact of pesticides on pollinators, conserve water, and provide an overall healthy habitat for pollinators and people.  Find tips and lists to help you create gardens that help pollinators in your state or region at NPGN member websites.


Keep an eye out for free seeds

As the challenge moves forward, look for corporate and philanthropic sponsorship of seed and plant resources. In addition, NPGN partners who distribute other garden and pollinator material will include seed packs in their mailings.


Spread the word

Let everyone know you’ve taken on the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! Use our logo on your website, have posters printed, or mention us on social media using #polliNATION!

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    Parents and teachers - get your kids and students excited about pollinators and gardening by engaging them from seed to table with lessons and activities.
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    Visit a public or private garden to learn more about plants and pollinators.
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    Experiment with a window box, porch patio containers, one or many garden beds, and observe the results that your efforts have in attracting pollinators.
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    Supply what pollinators need: nesting sites, and pollen and nectar with the right plant in the right place.