Welcome to the Pollinator Pathway NW Project!
As we learned more about the current plight of the pollinators, the volunteers soon set our sights on mobilizing the larger community to provide critical pollinator habitat. Inspired by the efforts of a similar organization in the Eastern US, we began to envision a similar corridor of pollinator friendly plantings across the Pacific Northwest and an upwelling of informed citizens willing to help provide plentiful and healthy habitats for our pollinators.
Please join us – plant a pollinator friendly garden or planter, including plants native to the Northwest, stop using pesticides and share your new knowledge with friends, neighbors and family.
Development of the 21 Acres Demonstration Garden
What is Hugelkultur? It is a centuries old process of building raised beds atop found wood and other rotted and/or compostable materials (which might otherwise end up in yard waste bins). The result is a low maintenance garden that requires very little water or fertilization; the gradual decay of wood provides nutrients and stores moisture for plantings over time.
The two Hugelkultur beds were planted by a wonderful group of 21 Acres volunteers. Now we wait for the plants to establish themselves and begin to provide a healthy habitat for pollinators and a learning garden for us.
In the spring, the plants in the hugel beds are beginning to grow and bloom. The beds themselves have begun to settle as the wood and other compostable materials have decayed.