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Plant with a Purpose: Help Protect Salmon Habitat with Your Garden

Salmon are marathon swimmers, transitioning from freshwater streams to the ocean, and back again. To reach their destinations they often face—and miraculously overcome!—staggering obstacles. They climb fish ladders to push …

Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women in Botany & Public Horticulture

“Every community should have a place in which people may spend their leisure time, where they will be brought in direct contact with things of beauty and interest in the …

De-Stress—Garden to Help Wildlife

In these stressful times it’s now more important than ever to carve out some ”green time”, and gardening for wildlife is a great way to do so. Here are some …

5 Ways You Can Help Eastern Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native

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eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar

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Great Fall-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

Want to help bees? Take a look at Beesponsible‘s “Honey-Do” List to learn how you can make a difference for native bees in your backyard and community! Then visit our …

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I was recently a guest on BUILD Series to talk about Beesponsible, an effort to raise awareness about bee decline and to engage people in planting bee gardens via our …

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required …

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