The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1962, has provided more than $7.5 million in funds to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations.
Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival.
Horticulture provides the very thing needed to boost pollinator health: ample access to nectar and pollen sources provided by flowering plants and trees.
Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes helps revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.
Gardens of all sizes make an impact and more gardens creates more awareness.
The National Pollinator Garden Network is a collaboration of stakeholders from the garden, pollinator and conservation communities working together to support the health of pollinating animals.
The Network created the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to encourage individuals and groups to increase nectar and pollen providing landscapes of every size in order to address one of the significant threats to pollinator health – the dearth and degradation of forage for pollinators.