It is no surprise to us that Ethan Elliott has been able to convince his hometown of Stratford to adopt pollinator protection resolutions, he is a very persuasive young man!
There are so many fabulous places of connection here in Stratford, with the arts and theatre, agriculture and Communities in Bloom all coming together to make a beautiful destination to explore Nature.
Thanks Ethan! So excited about your visions for youth led mentorship.
Completion of the Ted Blowes Memorial Garden. The Garden includes 5 unique planting gardens to designed to attract many types of pollinators. Planted over 300 hanging baskets an over 60 planters for the downtown core. All annuals for pollinators.
2021 did have a decrease in promotional days due to covid. We did manage to due a promotional day at the Farmers market in the spring. Hoping to ramp things up again in 2022.
The City of Stratford along with the Communities in Bloom Committee are embarking on a wildflower project in three different locations in the 2021 season.
With Covid 19, we did not employ numerous team members for the 2020 season. this reduction in staff led to planting less pollinator plants.
With the help of volunteers (Communities in Bloom) we maintained all the perennial pollinator beds and the Pollinator Pathway.
Continued working with volunteer committees, applying for grants to take on larger projects.
As more people are becoming aware of all pollinator decline they are looking for ideas to help, which we gladly give
Community feedback is positive when media picks up on our projects.