Due to changing federal and state policy as well as increased community concerns about pollinators, assisting clients interested in pollinator health is taking more Extension agent time and resources. In addition, many gardeners tend to be beginners in need of support to recognize best management practices related to pollinating and beneficial insects. In Georgia, the Pollinator Spaces Project provides tools gardeners can use to create pollinator habitats, learn about pollinating and beneficial insects, and be recognized for their efforts. As a low-cost, agent-friendly program, it is a model that can be easily replicated in other states.
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Griffin, B., & Braman, K. (2018). Expanding Pollinator Habitats Through a Statewide Initiative. The Journal of Extension, 56(2), Article 16. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.02.16