August 1, 2014

Progress at the Pollinator's Garden

Environmental Coordinator "Khaleesi" begins work on the garden
With many thanks to the Peterborough Horticultural Society, Camp Kawartha has received funding to create a Pollinator’s Garden. Working with the Green Up Ecology Park in Peterborough, we were able to find a variety of native wildflowers for the project. Located at the Environment Centre, the Garden contains 18 different species of flowers, including: Black Eyed Susan’s, Wild Strawberry, Joe Pye Weed, and three different kinds of Milkweed- just to name a few.

The work begins
We hope that this garden will attract a wide range of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, moths, and birds. Serving as an educational tool, the Pollinator’s Garden will allow children to observe local pollinators, all while providing a beautiful habitat for these small creatures that play a huge role in the health of the environment.

A round of applause is in order for the Gainey Cabin girls from Session C. They enthusiastically spent an afternoon at the Environment Centre, breaking the soil in which the garden is now flourishing. Their hard work was a great help in this project, and definitely sped up the construction process.

All those who have helped with the establishment of this educational garden are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing the garden flourish and bloom in the years to come. 
The garden is planted and thriving!