Welcome to our site! We are working on putting together a broad partnership of public and private organizations and individuals concerned about preserving and protection pollinators in the greater Chattanooga area.
We are the Wild Ones Tennessee Valley Chapter, part of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, a national nonprofit with the mission of preserving and restoring native plant communities and promoting sustainable landscaping practices. Our project to restore pollinator habitat is inspired by the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership and we are working cooperatively with other area organizations to expand pollinator protection north and east of that metropolitan area. We are volunteers, gardeners, teachers, conservationists and students concerned about increasing and improving pollinator habitat.
For a pollinator garden to serve its purpose, it needs to do two things.
1. Provide a source of food for visiting pollinators.
2. Provide opportunities for reproduction in a pesticide-free environment.
Addressing the needs of pollinators to both forage and reproduce is at the heart of every successful pollinator garden.
Provide a food source – You will find guidelines all pollinator gardeners should follow when considering which plant species to include in their green space. We have also provided you with a page that features easy to grow and important pollinator plant species for your Southeastern pollinator garden, followed by a page with a long list of resources and suggested plant guides.
Provide areas for reproduction – This information will show you how to cultivate, enhance or add natural areas to your garden for pollinator reproduction.
Soon, we will have a link to map your garden to help us show the pollinator habitat in our area. Until we have a functioning map, you can map your garden with the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership.