Bring the kids to learn why you should care about native plants and pollinators that eat them

Bring the kids to see the pilot plot for “Making Trash Bloom”, a partnership between conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters and the Shenandoah County Landfill, and learn about why native plants and the pollinators that eat them matter so much.

The Making Trash Bloom project is geared at planting trash cells with bee and butterfly friendly native wildflower meadows. When landfills seal 5-10 acre trash cells, that land can never be built on, used to grow crops, or planted with trees. Landfills currently seed trash cells with turfgrass, which has no environmental value. Sustainability Matters is partnering with landfills to plant pollinator and wildlife habitat instead. The pilot plot/demonstration garden in Shenandoah County was planted 18 months ago, and became something of a pandemic destination last year. To learn more, check out the video below, made as part of the application for one of the grants funding this workshop.

The Plants & Pollinators workshop is open to parents and children of all ages. It’s FREE, but space is limited, and registration is required.

Parents must remain with children at all times during the program. Note that the event will be held entirely outdoors. We will be taking photographs and video during the event. By registering, you consent to allow your own and participating family members’ images to be used on Sustainability Matters’ social media and other materials. Of course, no participants will be identified by name.

When you register, we’ll also sign you up for Sustainability Matters’ email list. We never sell your info, and you may unsubscribe at any time