Gardiner Library's Pollinator Garden

The Gardiner Library and volunteers from the Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway (an initiative of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust) teamed up to create a pollinator garden behind the library in the Fall of 2021. The newly planted garden will provide food and habitat for wildlife along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail wildlife corridor and is part of the Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway. The garden is a stepping stone for pollinators using the rail trail as their pathway and part of a larger effort to encourage more pollinator plantings along the rail trail.

Step one of the project was completed in November of 2021 when black plastic was laid to smother 500 square feet of lawn for the new garden. In mid-May of 2022, the garden was planted and now requires weeding and watering the first year, but by the following year the plants will be established and will require little maintenance.

If you would like to get involved or learn more contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org or Angela Sisson at pollinators@wallkillvalleylt.org.

This garden was fully funded with donations from community members and is maintained by volunteers.

Click here for a list of resources complied by Gardiner's Environmental Conservation Committee.
Click here for the "Evolve Your Lawn" PowerPoint presentation by Angela Sisson on March 12, 2022 and click here for the accompanying spreadsheet.


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