Pollinators and Pesticides - Webinar Recap

Lynne Robins
April 5, 2023

On March 29, 2023, the Pollinator Pathway NW and NRDC hosted a webinar on the science behind threats posed by neonicotinoid (“neonics”) and other pesticides to pollinators, biodiversity, and our own health.

Pollinator Count Contributes to Scientific Data on Ecosystem Health

August, 2022

From the 21 Acres Blog: I’m sure many of you have heard a thing or two about the decline in pollinator populations. Pollinators are essential to our food systems. Although the world may seem divided at times, food has the power of connecting us all. Acknowledging this could help us all unite in the fight to save pollinators.

Native pollinators play a vital role in keeping ecosystems and communities functioning. Scientists have seen a significant decline in these populations over time.

We Were as Busy as . . . well, you know

January, 2023

2022 was a busy year at the 21 Acres pollinator gardens! We worked with volunteers from the community to plant two Hugelkultur beds in the demonstration pollinator garden, weed and maintain an existing spiral herb garden, and distribute and collect Mason bee houses.

Neonics - Pervasive and Deadly

Karen King
March 3, 2023
Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a class of synthetic insecticides that were first marketed in 1994.  These pesticides are found in hundreds of products including insect sprays, seed treatments, soil drenches, tree injections, and veterinary ointments to control fleas in dogs and cats.
The adoption of neonics by the agricultural industry was so rapid and pervasive that neonics are now the most widely applied pesticides.