Earth Day Celebration

Every day is earth day at Marshall Grain but especially on April 22 when we coordinate our activities with a worldwide network of organizations committed to conserving and protecting the earth’s resources.

One small thing you can do for our planet is to make your garden bee friendly. All you have to do is stop using pesticides that can harm our pollinators. Even some organic pesticides can kill bees. The next step is to offer your backyard guests bee-friendly plants.

At 1 p.m. our own Tammy Trimmer will introduce you to some of the many plants that bees love and explain what makes them so attractive to our insect friends.

Want To Do More? Here’s what’s at the top of our list:

  • Switch to organics — just by using organic products instead of chemical herbicides and pesticides you can reduce pollution of our soil and water supply.
  • Go Native — Plant drought-tolerant native annual wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, and trees to reduce the need for irrigation and support our native wildlife — including reptiles, birds, bats, and mammals.
  • Build a pollinator-friendly garden — Provide food, water, and nesting sites for native bees, hummingbirds, fruit bats and other pollinators.
  • Use smart watering practices  — Save 30% or more on your water bill and reduce wasted water.
  • Feed the birds — Enjoy beautiful songbirds that eat common garden pests.
  • Install a rain barrel — Collect rainwater and use it to water your garden instead of hitting the tap.
  • Create a Monarch Watch Waystation — Help save this endangered butterfly by creating a special stop-over for Monarchs with nectar sources, water, and larval plants.
  • Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge — Once you’ve created your pollinator-friendly garden,  join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. The site displays a map of pollinator-friendly gardens across North America that are replacing lost habitat one garden at a time. Register your site and help inspire other gardeners around the country to do the same.

Visit our store to find out what else you can do right now in your own backyard to help save the planet!