The Pollinator Victory Garden
Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening
by Kim Eierman
Quarry Books, 2020
$26.99, 160 pp, adult
The steep decline of pollinators the last few years is a threat to both our food supply and our environment. Many pollinators are in trouble— including bees, bats, birds, butterflies, and moths—and the reality is that most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Our residential and commercial landscapes are filled with vast green pollinator deserts, better known as lawns. These monotonous green expanses are ecological wastelands for bees and other pollinators. Now, a new book will help you give pollinators a fighting chance. The Pollinator Victory Garden shows how to transition a landscape into a pollinator haven by creating a habitat that includes pollinator nutrition, larval host plants for butterflies and moths, and areas for egg laying, nesting, sheltering, overwintering, resting, and warming. Ms. Eierman is an expert on this subject; she’s an environmental horticulturist and landscape designer specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She also teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
This book was included in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Spring 2020 Issue.
Because of the difficulties in distributing new books to our reviewers across Canada due to Covid-19, this title has not been reviewed. It was chosen to be highlighted here because it looks to be useful or interesting, particularly in these extraordinary times when parents may be looking for resources to help their children learn at home. Please note that the description has been supplied by the publisher and is not an assessment by an independent reviewer.