Galloway Village Neighborhood Association board and green space committee hosted the first People, Pollinators and Plants event June 15 in recognition of National Pollinator Week. Attendees learned about pollinators, swapped plants, got creative with crafts, and enjoyed ice cream with Galloway Village neighbors.
National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants – the very plants that bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts, half of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials, prevents soil erosion and increase carbon sequestration.