Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Pollen Nation Announces Plant for Pollinators Challenge!

Posted April 24, 2019

CINCINNATI, OH (April 24, 2019) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is challenging its neighbors to take the Plant for Pollinators Challenge, presented by Simple Truth and supported by these partners.

“As the Greenest Zoo in America, we’re serious about sustainability and taking care of our planet,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “That’s why we’re challenging our neighbors in Greater Cincinnati to plant pollinator gardens and offering our horticultural expertise to help people select pollinator-friendly plants!”

It’s easy to participate in the challenge, and it can be as simple as planning a few pots.  Take these three easy steps: 1) Plan your garden. 2) Choose the best plants. 3) Register your garden and order an optional yard sign.

“A healthy population of pollinators improves the health of all plants, which support all wildlife and human beings, supplying us with food, habitat, and a livable planet,” said Scott Beuerlein, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach. “And, the plants that attract them beautify the landscape, so there’s really no downside!”
Share the challenge with your friends and help the Zoo’s Pollen Nation reach its goal of registering at least 500 pollinator gardens in 2019. The Cincinnati community can make a big difference for our littlest friends and most important neighbors!

Shout out to Clifton!

The City of Cincinnati has embraced the Zoo’s pollinator challenge and launched a neighborhood pollinator garden competition last month as part its Year of Living Sustainably initiative. Clifton won, registering 22 pollinator gardens with the Plant for Pollinators Challenge!