Partnerships for Pollinators
Over the past few months, Amanda Mixon, curator of the education center landscape, and Dan Stern, director of horticulture, have been advising the Chapel Hill Public Library on the development of a pollinator garden next to their main building. Other project participants have included library staff and volunteers and several folks from the Town of Chapel Hill.
We’re all excited about the opportunity to use his high-visibility space as an opportunity to showcase native plants and model environmentally-friendly landscaping. Formerly a 1000+ square foot monolithic block of non-native ornamental grass, Mixon’s design includes over 20 species of native plants that flower throughout the season while providing food and habitat for a wide variety of animals. Planting is already underway so drop by soon!