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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
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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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Thumbs up
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Vermiculture 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)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer 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
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Ok, will try again!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Ok
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:04 PM CST
Resubmitted my registration.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Vermiculture 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
Vermiculture 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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 4:14 PM CST
I think I remember seeing that message too. Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer 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
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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plantcollector
Jun 13, 2017 5:22 PM CST
Thumbs up
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)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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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 Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer 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
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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.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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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 (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 13, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I love this!!!
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