Dunning Community Garden is an organic garden established in 2012 with 20 raised beds. We now have 75 beds, a charity garden and a Bhutanese farmers' garden. We would like to build a pollinator garden in the open space adjacent to our garden. Our goal is to create a natural landscape that will attract a variety of pollinators and provide them with food and shelter.
Although the land we will use is largely a little bit of soil and an enormous amount of crushed brick and cement, it already supports a variety of wild grasses and flowers. We will plant a variety of Midwest plants that have high pollinator value and will bloom at various times throughout the growing season.
We will spend about $1,200 on wood to build the raised beds, soil to fill them and three hoses. We will use about $200 to buy plants. We will also transplant some flowers from the Community Garden to the pollinator beds.
We are grateful for this opportunity to start a project we have long wanted to do.