Why are pollinators Important?

Pollinators are a critical part of our ecosystem. By carrying pollen between plants, these tiny eco-warriors pollinate fruits, vegetables, and flowers, making plants healthier and able to produce a harvest. Unfortunately, the pollinator population is in decline, with one of the main factors being habitat loss. By creating and maintaining a pollinator garden you are contributing to overall conservation! Planting native species in gardens will support critical pollinators to provide their important ecosystem service.

How Do I Join?

Simply grow plants which are friendly to native pollinator species. It doesn't have to be a large garden. Whether you have a large backyard space or a tiny plot on your balcony, we welcome pollinator gardens of all shapes and sizes. Once you have your pollinator garden (or, if you already have one), register it and provide details about your garden. Your garden will be added to a map to become a part of the corridor, showcasing conservation efforts from Toronto to Waterloo and beyond! By joining this movement, you encourage others to plant their own pollinator gardens, providing more space for native pollinator species to thrive!

What native pollinator plants are good for your area? Check out this resource from the David Suzuki Foundation!

By signing up, you will be included in our mailing list, but you can opt out at any time.

Register your Pollinator Garden

Spread the Word!

Consider purchasing a "This is a Pollinator Garden" sign to display in your garden. Signs cost $20 each, and proceeds from the sale support the 1,000 Garden Project and other pollinator habitat projects at rare.

Purchase a Pollinator Garden Sign

How will my garden data be used?

Your name, e-mail address and other contact information will not be displayed or publicly available. Our two-step sign-up process separates this data from the garden data to ensure privacy. We will only show the data you provide about your garden, including its location on the map, the species present, and whatever information you wish to provide about this garden. You may require that we show your garden at the nearest major intersection, but accurate location data is important to demonstrate the visual connection the gardens create as a corridor of habitat.