Site Talk forum: June 19 - 25 is Pollinator Week

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dave
Jun 13, 2017 2:50 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

In 2015, the National Gardening Association joined forces with 8 other organizations to create the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN), whose mission is to ask all gardeners to help restore critical pollinator populations by planting for pollinators.

The group has grown to over 40 organizations who are working together to get gardeners to raise their hands and be counted in the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge!

This year Pollinator Week will be June 19th through the 25th and we have some pretty cool things going on to promote the effort.

To the members who don't already grow plants for pollinators, we'll be encouraging you to add some of these plants to your garden.

For those who you already grow plants for pollinators (and that's probably most of us!) then we'll be asking you to register your pollinator garden with our map, and in return you will earn a shiny MPGC microbadge for your Garden.org profile! (You can see the badge on my profile, since I already registered my own garden). You don't have to give your street address; just the city and state is sufficient.

Our goal is to have a million gardens registered as pollinator friendly gardens, and we're already over 200,000. We might just reach the goal eventually! Green Grin! And until we do, we're continuing to spread awareness of this high-impact activity we can all do.

If anybody would like to beta test the registration process and learn more, you can do so right now by visiting our Million Pollinator Garden Challenge page at https://garden.org/pollinators...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 3:50 PM CST
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 3:56 PM CST
I just registered my garden. I tried to do a search to see if it's registered right and I couldn't find it any suggestions.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dave
Jun 13, 2017 3:59 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Heath, you don't have the badge. Did you click the button at the bottom to finish up the registration and did it give you a confirmation that it was successful?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 3:59 PM CST
I did the beta test but there was no preview button so I'm not sure if it worked for me either.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dave
Jun 13, 2017 3:59 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Both of you please try again. I think I had a bug in the process. (I did warn that this was a beta test! Big Grin )
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Ok, will try again!
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Ok
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:04 PM CST
Resubmitted my registration.
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 4:09 PM CST
I think it worked that time.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Here is a screenshot of what it said.
Thumb of 2017-06-13/plantcollector/774e26

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:14 PM CST
I think I remember seeing that message too. Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dave
Jun 13, 2017 5:09 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

And I see you have gotten your shiny microbadges, too. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 5:22 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Jun 13, 2017 5:54 PM CST

Plants Admin

Got my badge.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia Plant Identifier Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers
Critters Allowed Composter Rabbit Keeper Herbs Region: United States of America Dog Lover
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greene
Jun 13, 2017 6:01 PM CST
I filled out the form; thanks for the new badge!! Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 6:02 PM CST
I got mine, just need to rearrange my many badges so it shows up.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dave
Jun 13, 2017 7:11 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I may also award acorns to those who register their pollinator garden.

My only hesitation is that I don't want it abused. We only want to map real legitimate gardens that grow pollinator habitat. With an acorn reward for adding your garden to the map, I don't want people doing the registration just for the acorns.

Still thinking on this. But if I do award acorns, I will also retroactively award those who registered prior to the decision.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Zinnias Morning Glories Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bookworm Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 13, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I love this!!!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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