Residents learn horticulture at SBWCC's pollinator garden
September 12, 2022
The residents at South Boise Women's Correctional Center started a pollinator garden last summer.
It was made possible through a grant partnership with the Idaho Botanical Garden and the Institute for Applied Ecology.
Through a series of workshops, the residents learned about pollinator ecology, how to build bee blocks for habitat, how to grow native wildflowers, techniques for creating and managing native gardens, and how to grow a career in horticulture.
The pollinator garden is always buzzing with diverse native pollinators, but the highlight was the visit of an endangered species, the monarch butterfly, who nectared on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant before making the fall migration to the California coast.