About the Garden
In 2020, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District received an Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts to convert a neglected community garden into a demonstration area for pollinator conservation. The pollinator demonstration area now includes 12 raised garden beds filled with native plants that provide nectar, pollen, and shelter for pollinating insects and other wildlife. Ongoing management of the demonstration area is provided by the Richland County Conservation Commission. Learn more about the "Bee-Friend Local Pollinator" initiative here.
A newly published guide includes a list of plants currently growing in Richland County's pollinator demonstration garden at Pinewood Lake Park. The guide was designed to help residents choose plants that are suitable for our area and provide food and shelter for pollinating insects, birds, and other wildlife.
Spring Plant Gallery
Summer Plant Gallery
Watch and Learn Video Series
Episode 1 – Meet the Pollinators
Episode 2 – What’s Blooming?
Episode 3 – Planting for Pollinators
Episode 4 – Keep it Simple
Episode 5 – Asters and Goldenrod
Episode 6 – Pinehurst Farmers Market
Episode 7 – Partridge Pea
Episode 8 – Larval Host Plants
Episode 9 – Pickleworms and IPM
Episode 10 – Floral Diversity
Episode 11 – RCCC in the Garden
Episode 12 – Native Grasses
Episode 13 – A Fall Trio
Episode 14 – For the Birds
Episode 15 – Overwintering Habitat
Episode 16 – Leave the Leaves
Episode 17 – Snags and Log Piles
Episode 18 – Bee Blocks