[permaculture] Pollinator Conservation Guide | North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Carolyn Anderson cschampagne at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 12:48:46 EDT 2016


Hi Everyone,

I haven't chimed in for awhile, but today I have a question, or rather a
request for some advice.

I attended a Sierra Club meeting about pollinator conservation with Phyllis
Stiles of Bee City USA last night, which inspired me to prepare the soil in
my yard this fall for a pollinator garden to plant from October through
next spring.  Unfortuanately, I live in a rental and my landlord told me
the yard has to stay grass to remain in keeping with the rest of the
neighborhood.  He's not willing to take a chance being a leader into a new
paradigm.  My back yard is on a fairly steep slope and currently overgrown
with poison ivy and other invasive vines I"m slowly trying to get under
control using only vinegar and salt (with little success).

So, I'm looking for suggestions as to how renters can contribute when
changing the landscape is not allowed in their lease.
Any suggestions and thoughts would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks.
Carolyn Anderson

ps.  I'm in Asheville, the first Bee City, where there's still a fairly
good population of bees and pollinators present, but I want to improve
their chances if I can.


On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Pollinator Conservation Guide | North Carolina Cooperative Extension
> https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-
> pollinatorconservation/
>
> Pollinator Conservation Guide
> Photos by Debbie Roos <debbie_roos at ncsu.edu>, Agricultural Extension
> Agent.
>
> *Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden*
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-pollinatorgarden
> >
> *Slide show, plant list, what’s in bloom lists, garden tour schedule, and
> more*
>
> *Plant List for Pollinators*
> <https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BeePlants2015.pdf>
> *This is a list in progress. The list will eventually include multiple
> photos for every plant, plus information on plant height and spread, bloom
> season, bloom color, whether it provides nectar or pollen (or both), and
> any special cultural requirements. *
>
> Debbie’s List of the Top 25 Native Pollinator Plants for North Carolina
> <https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Top-
> 25-Plants-and-Suppliers-2.pdf>
>
> *Resource List for Pollinator Conservation*
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-
> pollinatorresources/>
> *books, organizations, suppliers, native plant and seed vendors*
>
> *Pollinator Photos*
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-
> pollinatorphotos/>
>
> *Web Resources for Pollinator Conservation*
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-pollinatorlinks/
> >
>
> *Beekeeping
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-beekeeping/>*
> <>
>
> Resource List for Pollinator Conservation Photo by Debbie Roos
> <debbie_roos at ncsu.edu>, Agricultural Extension Agent.
> https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-
> pollinatorresources/
>
> Web Resources
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-pollinatorlinks/
> >
>
> Beekeeping Resources
> <https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-beelist/>
> Books and Publications
>
> Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and
> Butterflies, by The Xerces Society; order from The Xerces Society
> <http://www.xerces.org/announcing-the-publication-of-
> attracting-native-pollinators/>
>
> Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and
> Conservationists, by Eric Mader, Marla Spivak, and Elaine Evans; order from
> SARE <http://www.sare.org/publications/pollinators.htm> or download pdf
> <http://www.sare.org/publications/pollinators.htm>
>
> Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by
> Doug Tallamy
>
> The Bees in your Backyard, by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril
>
> American Honey Plants, by Frank C. Pellett
>
> Crop Pollination by Bees, by Keith S. Delaplane and Daniel F. Mayer
>
> Honey Plants of North America, by John H. Lovell
>
> Plant-Pollinator Interactions: From Specialization to Generalization, by
> N.M. Waser and J. Ollerton
>
> Pollinator Conservation Handbook, by The Xerces Society
>
> The Bees of the World, by C.D. Michener
>
> The Forgotten Pollinators, by S.L. Buchmann and G.P.Nabhan
>
> The Natural History of Bumblebees, by C. Kearns and J. Thomson
>
> Bumble Bees of North America, by Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif
> Richardson, and Sheila Colla
>
> Pollinators of Native Plants, by Heather Holm
>
> Gardening for Butterflies, The Xerces Society
>
> Native Plants of the Southeast, by Larry Mellichamp
> Supplies
>
> Crown Bees <http://crownbees.com/>
> 425-949-7954
> Woodinville, WA
> *bee nesting materials*
>
> Knox Cellars <http://www.knoxcellars.com/>
> 206-849-5065
> Sammamish, WA
> *bee nesting blocks*
>
> Pollinator Paradise <http://pollinatorparadise.com/>
> 208-722-7808
> Parma, ID
> *books and nesting materials for native bees*
> Native Plant and Seed Suppliers
>
> Applewood Seed Co. <http://www.applewoodseed.com/>
> 303-431-7333
> Arvada, CO
> *flower, herb, and grass seeds for wildflower meadows*
>
> Big Bloomers Flower Farm <http://www.bigbloomersflowerfarm.com/>
> Sanford, NC
> 919-776-6597
> *retail nursery specializing in herbaceous perennials*
>
> Cure Nursery <http://www.curenursery.com/>
> Pittsboro, NC
> 919-542-6186
> *container grown wetland trees and shrubs; wholesale, by appointment only*
>
> Ernst Conservation Seeds <http://www.ernstseed.com/>
> Meadville, PA
> 800-873-3321
> *native and naturalized seeds and plant material of eastern North American
> ecotypes*
>
> Mellow Marsh Farm <http://www.mellowmarshfarm.com/>
> Siler City, NC
> 919-742-1200
> *container grown wetland plants and pollinator seed mix; wholesale, by
> appointment only*
>
> Niche Gardens <http://www.nichegardens.com/>
> Chapel Hill, NC
> 919-967-0078
> *retail nursery with container grown perennials and some trees, shrubs, and
> vines*
>
> North Carolina Botanical Garden <http://ncbg.unc.edu/>
> Chapel Hill, NC
> 919-962-0522
> *native perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines*
>
> Roundstone Native Seed LLC <https://www.roundstoneseed.com/>
> Upton, KY
> 270-531-2353
> *native and naturalized seeds and plant material of southeastern North
> American ecotype*s
> Supporting Organizations
>
> The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation <http://www.xerces.org/>
>
> North Carolina Botanical Garden <http://ncbg.unc.edu/>
>
> North Carolina Native Plant Association <http://www.ncwildflower.org/>
>
> North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
> <http://pollinator.org/nappc/index.html>
>
> The Pollinator Partnership <http://www.pollinator.org/>
>
> Butterfly Conservation Initiative <http://www.butterflyrecovery.org/>
>
> Native Plants Network <http://nativeplants.for.uidaho.edu/>
>
> USDA Logan Bee Lab
> <http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=54-28-05-00>
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