The Pollinator Garden is just one of the beautiful amenities located at Stevenson Park. Founded in 2018, under the direction of the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Beautification Committee, their goal is to aid in the pollination process. With over 70 different types of plants growing in the garden, many butterflies, bees and insects can be seen at all times.
If you would like more information on the garden or volunteer questions, please give us a call at 281-996-3220 or email email@example.com.
Why Does Pollination Matter to Us?
World-wide, roughly 1,000 of the 1,200 plant species grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the goods on which we depend. Food and beverages produced with the help of pollinators include apples, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, melons, peaches, pumpkins, vanilla and almonds, to name a few. In the United States, pollination by bees and other insects produce $40 billion worth of products annually. Today, insects are facing a rate of extinction unlike ever seen before because of sprayed insecticides, poisons and toxic man made chemicals. Without the insects our world will be out of balance.
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Creating an Insect & Pollinator Friendly Garden
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