Making Norcross a place where pollinators thrive is something we can all do. Whether you have a tiny spot for a pot on a balcony or back desk, a corner of your lawn or a whole yard to dedicate, this gardening series will help you successfully support pollinators!
Do you have a pollinator garden? Click here to register your garden, become featured on a city-wide pollinator map, and receive and "Pollinator Friendly" garden sign!
Pollinator Gardens at Local Schools
One of the initiatives of the Sustainable Norcross Commission is to educate school communities, residents, and businesses about sustainability practices. A team of community volunteers and business partners have put those practices to work by building pollinator-friendly gardens at Beaver Ridge ES, Norcross ES, and Summerour MS to help teach students about pollinators and the butterfly life cycle. The gardens are filled with flowering plants that attract pollinators. Newly installed rain barrels ensure the gardens have a ready and sustainable supply of water, and teach students about natural resources and how to conserve them. The Bee City gardens include pollinator-friendly plants and trees like Butterfly Milkweed, Blue-stem Goldenrod, Red Buckeye, Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan and Redbud trees.
Did you know that there’s an entire week dedicated to celebrating pollinators? National Pollinator Week is celebrated the third full week in June every year. There are over 150 Bee City USA affiliates, including the City of Norcross, that will be doing something or providing content to celebrate! For instance, the city has a seven-day Pollinate Norcross Activity Workbook for kids of all ages to work through. (Preschool-2nd Grade Workbook | 3rd-5th Grade Workbook) Plus, there are always things you can do in your own yard; we've suggested a few in our What Can You Do to Protect and Encourage Pollinators? section of the website.