Penn State Master Gardeners take action to help pollinators

Pollinators need our help. Both native bees and domestic bee populations are declining, affected by habitat loss, disease and contact with pesticides. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are taking action to protect pollinators by planting pollinator friendly gardens and providing education for the gardening public. You can join this effort by providing food and habitat for native insects/animals. Pollinators will, in turn, provide the pollination needed to protect our plant diversity and food sources. Certifying your property as ―Pollinator Friendly‖ will help support a healthy ecosystem for our community and our future. For more information go to website:

Washington County Children's Garden is a host to a pollinator garden.