Girl Scouts Install First-Ever Pollinator Garden in Suwanee

On Saturday, May 13th, the first ever Pollinator Garden was installed in George Pierce Park. Over the last 18 months, Girl Scout Troop 1175 had been working together to bring the first pollinator garden to a Gwinnett Park- and luckily it was right here in Suwanee! The project served as the troops Silver Award project, in which they planted flowers that help to provide nectar or pollen for a wide range of pollinating insects. In preparation for the garden, the troop has taken field trips to Athens Botanical Gardens, Pike’s nursery, spent time making worm jars, learning about native pollinator plants, building bee habitats and the finale was the actual installation of the pollinator garden. The plan is for the garden to become a scout site – where other girl scout and boy scout troops will continue to plant. Troop 1175 will be creating teaching tools to guide visitors around the pollinator garden. The bee habitats will be added in the near future and signage should be added in the fall. A Daisy troop (grades K-1) also joined to help on installation day, as they were working on their “planting” badges.


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