“Pollinator Partnership Canada (P2C) is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems through conservation, education, and research.”
Pollinators are so important to our daily lives, to our ability to not only feed our families but to keep our whole world wild and thriving.
I personally feel that everyone wants to do what they can for the world around us. We all have a little ‘Let's save the world’ in all of us… But I understand sometimes the best you can do is save your own world a little bit at a time.
I also struggle to make the right choices in my day to day, to pick between the environmental health of the world around me and my own mental health. It is for this reason that it is even more important that collectives such as The Pollinator Partnership ( https://pollinatorpartnership.ca/en/) are up and running!
Not all of us are able to do the wonderful things that they do which is why Wild Intentions has a collection where a portion of each sale will be donated to Pollinators Partnership of Canada (Each item will list how much of it is being donated)! Along with each sale of these items leading to a donation, we will also include a small packet of pollinator favourite plants and a little info card on how to care for them.
I also strongly encourage you to check out their website as they have great resources to help you increase your impact on saving pollinators. Just remember to check the laws around plants in your area as a lot can be invasive.
What I personally do to help local pollinators here in Edmonton (this is just what I do and by no means is something you feel you should do!)
I have replanted my backyard with an alternative lawn type called Bee Turf from westcoast seeds (https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/bee-turf). After checking my local bi-laws I was able to rule this in as the best choice for my yard as it doesn't spread or grow overly tall. One of the things that I also love about it is that it blooms from the start of summer till the end of fall. It was a lot of work to put the new lawn in… But worth it in my mind! It's the little things that count.
Another great way I try to help support local pollinators is to plant local plants in the summer! It is easy to get caught up in all the pretty plants at the greenhouse… And I do get a few of those just because they are pretty I must have them plants… But when planting native to your area you will find your yards or decks or even your patios so full of life! It doesn't take much to make a huge difference.
This is where checking out the Pollinator Partnership website is a wonderful resource I wish more people knew about! They have this wonderful booklet for finding native plants in your area! (https://pollinatorpartnership.ca/en/find-your-roots)
Again I highly encourage anyone to check them out once again at https://pollinatorpartnership.ca/en/. Every little bit helps, and every bit of knowledge you learn will be endlessly helpful to keep this world wild and lush!
Just remember, never feel bad for not being able to do the great work of others cause any work you do to make your own little world better is always wonderful and takes so much strength and courage!
I am proud of you and all you do and will be cheering you on!