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After the Almeda Fire, we have the opportunity to grow back better.

We are helping people plant pollinator gardens, full of native plants, to bring back the pollinators after the fire. 
Join us!  Sign up here to sponsor a garden, donate materials, or to volunteer!

Are you, or someone you know, interested in installing a native pollinator garden as you rebuild after the fire?  We can help with that!  

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Your contributions help us continue to expand and develop our gardens and educational teachings about native pollinators for our local ecology. 

Too many of our community members are not in a  financial position to replant a pollinator garden.

    Join Us!  Bee a Pollinator Garden Partner! 

Help us Restore the Earth One Native Drought Tolerant Pollinator Garden at a Time

We hope this program will inspire the plantings of more pollinator  gardens throughout the valley and help us rebuild the Rogue Buzzway

I had a wonderful time working with PPRV as we installed a garden in Maureen’s front yard. it was really rewarding to be part of a team working together to accomplish such a good project. There was a well prepared plan, the materials and tools were all all on-site, and everyone cooperated beautifully. By the end of the day, the yard was transformed from a flat, weedy, unappealing space to a contoured, interesting landscape, populated with pollinator friendly plants ready to blossom into a beautiful space as the things get established. I came home in a really good mood that day.
      ~ Sue Fthenakis

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The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Maureen Honeycutt, installed November 2022

Our team: Vanessa Henson, Sharon Bryson, Randy Stevenson, Nicole Hartsough, Sue Fthenakis, Arti Kirch, Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, Anne LaFrance, and Kristina Lefever

The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Regina Boykins, installed May 15, 2022

Our team: Sharon Bryson, Ellen Barry, Dan Potter, Arti Kirch, Karin Wares, Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, and Kristina Lefever

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The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Patti Ruiz, installed March 2022

Our team: Sharon Bryson, Arti Kirch, Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, Ellen Barry, LorrieAnne Miller, Karin Wares, Randy Stevenson, Nicole Hartsough, Viki Ashford, and Kristina Lefever

Click the photo to watch the transformation of Stella's yard in this wonderful video by our friend Wanda Borland.

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The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Stella Cruz Kennedy, installed May 2022

Our team: Vanessa Henson, Sharon Bryson, Randy Stevenson, Nicole Hartsough, LorrieAnne Miller, Arti Kirch, Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, and Kristina Lefever

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Our first From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden for Christine Freidel, installed November 2021

Our team: Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, David Sours, Eddie Jansich, and Kristina Lefever

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We are Grateful!


We couldn't do this work without the work of so many!
Gratitude to our Pollinator Garden Partners!

 

 

 


Thank you, Plant Oregon, for your amazing plant donations! With beautiful plants from Shooting Star Nursery, Klamath Siskiyou Native Seeds, and The Freshwater Trust!  And thank you C3 Enterprise, for
your help with delivery and soil work.

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Special thanks to Karin Onkka of Karin Onkka Designfor your beautiful designs for our From Fire to Flowers logo and sign! 

Many, many thanks to the Pollinteers who are making these gardens happen!

Help us bring back
native pollinators with native plants!

Why are pollinators important?

Ensuring a diversity of pollinator species in the Rogue Valley is crucial for our diverse ecosystems and food systems. From tiny to large, native bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, flies, and hummingbirds pollinate our native trees and shrubs and the many food crops we eat every day, all while providing the perfect nourishment for birds, fish, and other wildlife.  

 

In addition to pollinating the apples, carrots, squash, berries, lettuce, and more in our gardens, orchards, and farms, most of our native trees, shrubs, and flowering plants depend on these essential, hardworking pollinators to set seed and reproduce, thus insuring our Valley remains full of beautiful and diverse flora and fauna!

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Did you know?

Caterpillars are high-protein food for baby birds! Like the monarch, the caterpillars of many moth and butterfly species eat only specific native plants.

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Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Why are native plants important?

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Native plants local to our area serve the pollinators best -- from bumblebees looking for pollen and nectar in lupine and phacelia flowers to the Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) looking for various violet species. Like milkweed for
monarchs, violets are the only host plant
on which this beautiful butterfly will
lay its eggs. Every butterfly (and
moth) needs host plants for the
hungry caterpillars to eat!

Native trees, shrubs, grasses and
annual and perennial flowering
plants bring diversity and beauty to
the landscape and usually require
little in the way of care. Many species
are adapted to the native soil already
in our landscape, with little need for soil amend-ments. Many require very little water once estab-lished. Others are perfect for riparian areas along creeks and streams, providing much needed habitat and food sources for insects, birds, and other wildlife.

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© K. Merganthaler

Douglas  Violet
(Viola douglasii)

© David Lee Myers

Click here for more information about native pollinators and plants.

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