557: Kim Eierman on Pollinator Victory Gardens.
Calling bees, butterflies, and more to your landscape.
In This Podcast:
There is a lot of focus on the importance of pollinators, yet there is still a concerning decline in populations. Kim Eierman, author of The Pollinator Victory Garden, specializes in environmental horticulture, and is encouraging gardeners to enhance pollinator pathways. Listen in to learn about the various types of pollinators, understanding native ecosystems, and how to connect your yard to a pollinator pathway.
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Our Guest:Kim is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She is the founder of EcoBeneficial LLC in New York. Kim teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, Rutgers Home Gardeners School, and several other institutions. She is an active speaker nationwide and also provides horticultural consulting to homeowners and commercial clients. In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, a member of The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International, and designs pollinator victory gardens for both home owners and commercial clients. Kim is the author of the new book, The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening.
Listen in and learn about:
- The different types of pollinator species
- Flower characteristics that attract different types of pollinators
- How to attract a wider variety of pollinators to the landscape
- What does it mean to “tolerate damage”
- Threats to pollinator populations
- Key principles for a pollinator victory garden
- How to Support the Pollinator Pathway Movement
As well as:Childhood memory – “Going to Pennsylvania every summer and picking juicy peaches fresh from the tree” Her advice – “No matter your experience or size of yard, every landscape truly makes a difference.”
Books written by Kim:
“The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, and Other Pollinators”
How to reach Kim:
Kim’s Blog Article:
Ten Tips for a Thriving Pollinator Victory Garden