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Pollinator Garden at Watchung Park

pollinatorgardenOn October 11th, a team coordinated by the Montclair Environmental Commission built the raised bed garden and installed plants that will attract butterflies, bees, bugs and bats. The decimation of butterflies and bees from habitat destruction due to overdevelopment, some herbicides and storms are posing a threat to global agriculture.  Educational signage for the garden will follow.  The garden was made possible by a grant from ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions) and the design and plant selections were made in consultation with the Jean Grossman from Rutgers Master Gardners Association and Lillian Rockford from the Montclair Garden Club. There were many community volunteers as well, including John Nelson and the youth group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and advice from Stephen Wood, Director of Community Services.pollinator_planting_child