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Protecting Georgia's Pollinators

Many gardeners do not realize how insecticides work in the garden, or how essential pollinating insects are to the success of the food garden. University of Georgia Extension created its Pollinator Spaces Project in response to this issue. The community and school garden coordinator has conducted 22 workshops for 621 attendees. In addition, more than 4,000 pollinator seed packs were given away at pollinator-focused booths at conferences and exhibits, and agents have given workshops to more than 9,000 people. Word of the project has spread throughout the state via social media information, blog posts, and news articles.

NIFA supports the Cooperative Extension Service.

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