Did you know that Faribault is an officially designated Pollinator City? This is thanks to Partners for Pollinators, a subgroup of G.R.O.W.S. (Gardeners Reaching Out With Service) which has made it their mission to speak out about the importance of native pollinator gardens and support local gardens. They work with and are supported by the city of Faribault.
Why are native pollinator gardens important? They supply food to our pollinators, the majority of whom are our native bees. Minnesota has 400 species – 4000 in the US (most of which do NOT sting!).
Other pollinators are butterflies – including the endangered Monarchs – birds, fireflies, reptiles, and mammals. Not only are many beautiful, but they are also essential to our food and medicine production. They support all our natural world, for example, many birds would disappear if they didn’t have the insects to feed their babies.
Faribault has many gardens in different stages of development. Below is a list of some public gardens that can give you the chance to see the amazing plants and pollinators that support us. Hopefully, these gardens will inspire the creation of more public and private gardens. The plants are just starting to emerge; you can watch them grow well into the fall!
Check out the list below of Public Pollinator Gardens to visit!
- Central Park – 430 2nd Ave NW, Faribault
- Faribault Mill – 1500 2nd Ave NW, Faribault
- Reliance Bank – 2300 30th St NW, Faribault
- Faribault Fire Department – 122 2nd St NW, Faribault
- Buckham Memorial Library – 11 Division St E, Faribault
- Corks & Pints – 22 4th St NE, Faribault
There are growing list of private gardens on the “Bee a Dot on the Map” semi-permanent display in the Buckham Memorial Library corridor. Look for these signs around town.