AmericanHort launches educational website on pollinators

June 30, 2015 -  By

AmericanHort-Logo_469The Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, launched its Grow Wise, Bee Smart website. This resource is a component of the horticultural industry’s bee and pollinator stewardship initiative, which was created to provide leadership and guidance to the industry on pollinator health, the organization said. The site serves as the communications hub for the latest research and developments related to the role horticulture plays in supporting pollinator health.

“Horticulture, the health of pollinators and the success of our industry are intertwined,” said Harvey Cotten, past president of the Horticultural Research Institute and a leader in the Bee and Pollinator Stewardship Initiative. “We are the original green industry, and our plants and expertise can make a difference for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.”

Grow Wise, Bee Smart features information on the importance of bees and pollinators, threats to their health and steps everyone can take to improve their habitat and forage. Links to the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge and Pollinator Partnership further guide retail and landscape firms and their customers on how to plant and register new gardens and habitats for pollinators.

LM Staff

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