Three garden companies want you to BEE the Change


There are tons of ways to teach children about pollinators through gardening: there's hands-on experience in the garden; there are multiple picture books that teach about various types of pollinators; and then there are educators who transform their classrooms into a caterpillar-friendly habitat.

That's just scratching the surface, and KidsGardening, American Meadows, and High Country Gardens know it. That's how they came up with the BEE the Change Summer Pollinator Garden Giveaway. This contest began during Pollinator Week in June, and is open through Aug. 31, 2017.

There are various prizes up for grabs, including:
  • A Grand Prize of a pollinator garden—up to 80 plants to cover an area of 1,000 sq. ft—designed by High Country Gardens Chief Horticulturist Dave Salman or American Meadows pollinator plant expert Mike Lizotte. (To read a previous interview with Mike, click here.)
  • There are 30 ‘10-plant collection’ awards, each selected specifically for your region.
For contest rules, click here.

There's still time to enter! The contest runs through Aug. 31, 2017. The winners will be chosen on Sept. 10, 2017, with awards shipping in mid to late September 2017.

Want to know more perks about getting kids engaged in the garden? Click here to read a previous interview with Sarah Pounders, education specialist for KidsGardening.org.

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