i-Three Issue Corps 2016 – Pollinator Spaces Project

Becky Griffin

Extension Associate

Center for Urban Agriculture

University of Georgia

What is the change you are designing to achieve?

I want to increase the number of pollinator habitats in the state of Georgia.

How will you measure that change?

By the number of new garden habitats created.  The gardeners will send in photographs of their new pollinator spaces to receive a Certificate of Participation.

What is the innovative component or strategy you will implement as a result of the design-a-thon?

STORY MAPPING!  I am excited with what I learned about story mapping.  I will create a story map of the new gardens when the project winds down the end of the year.

How did the design-a-thon help you?

It introduced me to new colleagues that I will continue to have contact with. It also introduced me to new concepts that I did not know were out there. I feel that not only will my current project benefit but future projects as well.

Summary:

The Pollinator Spaces Project assists pollinators by increasing needed habitat through a Pollinator Spaces Project Promotional Materialmulti-faceted initiative. Throughout the state of Georgia, community and school gardeners are encouraged to add pollinator habitats to their gardens. Online resources and in-person trainings are offered to teach gardeners about pollinators, plant selection, garden design, and habitat enhancements. University of Georgia Extension agents, specialists and collaborative partners provide the resources and trainings. This project is housed on the Center for Urban Agriculture’s website: ugaurbanag.com/gardens/pollinators. Gardeners send us photos of their gardens to receive recognition and a picture map of newly created pollinator spaces will be created.

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