Friday, May 29, 2020

The Adirondack Pollinator Project: 2020 Plant Sale

AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project will be offering its annual “Pollinator Plant” sale again to help the hummingbirds, butterflies and bee population.

They have teamed up with Cook & Gardener Nursery and chose plants that can thrive in the Adirondacks. The plants offered have been sourced or grown from seeds to ensure no contact with neonicotinoids (a class of insecticides harmful to pollinators) and will help efforts to rebuild the monarch butterfly population, attract hummingbirds, and reinforce the native bee and moth population.

Plant orders are available online until June 15,  or while supplies last.

You can pick up your plants are the following locations and times:

  1. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Wednesday, June 17th from 4 – 6 pm.
  2. Paul Smiths College VIC on Thursday, June 18th from 12 – 6 pm.
  3. Fledging Crow Farm in Keeseville, Friday, June 19th from 4 – 6 pm.

The Adirondack Pollinator Project belongs to AdkAction, in partnership with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, the Wild Center, and Paul Smith’s College. All proceeds from the sales will go to supporting it.

To order plants and learn more information about the project, please visit: https://adkpollinatorsale.ecwid.com/

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9 Responses

  1. Boreas says:

    Great program!!

  2. Cristine Meixner says:

    Once again the southern Adirondacks don’t exist.

    • Jim S. says:

      Right on Christine. I would have purchased plants but the pick-up locations are too far north.

      • Jim S. says:

        I have been posting on this sight for a number of years under the name Jim S. also. There are a couple of people I may have rubbed the wrong way, so if you get a little hostility it might be directed at me, not you.

      • Sula says:

        There are other places that might be closer to where you live that also have these plants. There’s a nursery in Warrensburg, for example, if that’s on your way. You can also get seeds on line from Eden, who have wildflower mixes appropriate for various climates and growing conditions. I’ve found it takes a year or so to get plants established, but once they do, one can save the seeds in the Fall and you’ll never need to buy plants again.

        • Cristine Meixner says:

          Guaranteed no neonicotinoids? But that’s not even the point. The point is the southern Adks are often an afterthought, if that.

          • Sula says:

            That was a good question, so I went to Eden Brothers web site, and found this:

            “A proud supporter of the Safe Seed Pledge, ALL of our seeds are Non-GMO, 100% pure and not treated in any way with any type of pesticide. Furthermore, we offer an extensive selection of Certified Organic seeds that meet all requirements set forth by the National Standard for Organic Agriculture. A premier online supplier of Organic seeds, Eden Brothers offers 100+ Organic seed varieties online for sale. Buy by the packet or in bulk!”

            I’m not a shill for Eden Brothers. There are plenty of other organic seed companies that are equally good. Hudson Valley Seed Company is one, but they are too pricey for me.

            • Cristine Meixner says:

              Thank you for the info. I don’t know if I will attempt to grow from seed, but it is good to know where to buy from if I do.

      • Cristine Meixner says:

        Exactly, me too.

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