top of page

Click the photo to enter the photo album.

Click the photo to enter the photo album.

The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Andi Good & Will Bagley,

installed May 25, 2023

Our team: Tiina Beaver, Vanessa Henson, Kristina Lefever, Sue Fthenakis, Arti Kirch, and Deb Vroman

20230331_150643 (5).jpg

The From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden
for Melissa and Tom LaBarre, installed
January 24 & March 21, 2023

Our team: Dr. Chhaya Werner's SOU Fire Ecology class, Vanessa Henson, Randy Stevenson, Nicole Hartsough, Lulu Brazeau, Arti Kirch, Cindy Harper, Louise Parker, Ellen Barry, Laura Jessup, Sue Fthenakis, Christine Freidel, Deb Vroman, and Kristina Lefever

Click the photo to enter the photo album.

Patti and team 3-13-22.JPG

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.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 9.39.15 PM.png

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

Click the photo to enter the photo album.

Visit our Resources page for information about plants, pollinators, and more!

From Fire to Flowers (KO).png

Gratitude to the Gordon Elwood Foundation for their support!

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

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

  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!

Vanessa Henson and Tiina Beaver, with Kristina Lefever (center) - Gratitude to the Gordon Elwood Foundation! 

tiina, Vanessa, KL for GEF.jpg

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


Join Us! Bee a Pollinator Garden Partner!

donate button (1).png

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

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


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

We are Grateful!

We couldn't do this work without the work of so many!
Gratitude to our From Fire to Flowers Pollinator Gardens Funders and Partners!


Thank you, Gordon Elwood Foundation, for your financial support to help us grow this program! Thank you, Plant Oregon, for your amazing plant donations! With beautiful plants from Shooting Star Nursery and Klamath Siskiyou Native SeedsAnd thank you, Tiina Beaver of Constant Gardener and Vanessa Henson of C3 Enterprise, for all you do to make these gardens a success!

Screen Shot 2021-11-20 at 7.12.24 AM.png
Screen Shot 2022-09-04 at 9.15.17 AM.png
KSNS Logo_2022.jpeg
Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 5.59.19 PM (1).png

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

green sweat bee on bolander sunflower.png

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!


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.


Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Why are native plants important?

Great Spangled Fritallary David Lee Meye

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.

Viola douglasii Douglas's violet K. Merg

© K. Merganthaler

Douglas  Violet
(Viola douglasii)

© David Lee Myers

Click here for more information about native pollinators and plants.

bottom of page