Mill Market, Entomica and The Canal District Community Garden are working together to create the Northern Community Pollinator Project, an educational and interactive garden at Mill Market, supported by WWF Canada Go Wild Community Grant and Telus Mobility.
The importance of pollinators has become increasingly recognized, as have the alarming declines observed in some species. Butterflies, flies, moths, beetles and, most importantly bees, pollinate native plants and crops. Over two hundred of Canada’s native terrestrial animal species are now considered at risk, and the number is growing every year. This interactive pollinator garden hopes to bring together the community, focusing on increasing awareness and education of indigenous pollinator plant species here in Algoma.
The Northern Community Pollinator Project will launch in August and hopes to educate and inspire the Algoma District to plant their own perennial pollinator patches. We can work together to make Sault Ste. Marie the pollinator haven for the North!