Students got their hands dirty this week as they worked with master gardener Pam Ford to plant a pollinator garden on campus.
Pollinators are vital to agriculture, however they’re threatened by a number of environmental issues, including loss of habitat. SJCA is helping to solve that problem by planting the garden, which will act as a “pollinator pit-stop.”
All of the plants were donated, and most of them came from the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tudek Memorial Park. SJCA will officially be a satellite garden; the satellite garden partnership program provides enhanced educational opportunities and the chance to participate in activities and events offered at the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden.
Students are looking forward to learning more about pollinators as they work to be good stewards of the environment and our community.