Beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees and unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies. Bees, as well as Monarch Butterflies, are critical to food production through their role as pollinators.
DHA is excited to join efforts to support the struggling pollinator population through a grant awarded by the Colorado Garden Foundation in partnership with the Bridge Project and the Butterfly Pavilion. This grant will bring pollinator gardens to Quigg Newton Homes, Columbine Homes, Barney Ford, and Hirschfeld Tower. Two of these sites are family sites with afterschool programs that will be strongly involved in this project and two of these sites are senior and disabled buildings.
This project will create and/or enhance current gardens and provide educational programming to seniors and children. The Butterfly Pavilion will provide these classes to DHA children attending the Bridge Project, an afterschool program for kids who live in subsidized housing at Quigg Newton and Columbine Homes.
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