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Build a Home Pollinator Garden

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NDSU Extension Master Gardener Program is encouraging homeowners to build new pollinator gardens or transform their existing garden by adding pollinator plants. Your garden can be become a colorful oasis and nourish our bees and butterflies. You are eligible if you reside in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Montana and meet the guidelines in the application.

Click here to open the short application in a new window. You'll need to know the approximate square footage or your garden(s) and which native plants from our lists are growing during spring, summer, and fall.

Learn more about pollinators and gardening in the Pollinators section of our website.

Our Impact

In the first year, 2016, NDSU Extension Master Gardener received 50 applications and awarded 50 home pollinator signs, designating 143,259 square feet of MN, ND, and SD pollinator insect friendly! Since then, we've sent an additional 70 signs to MN, MT, ND, and SD totaling over 4,406,800 square feet (over 100 acres)!

Take a virtual tour of home gardens by clicking on the house icons. If photos are available, you can click on the picture to flip through the photos. Locate public sites to visit by clicking on the flower icons. Other public gardens can be viewed here.

Certified Home Pollinator Gardens