Major threats to pollinators include habitat loss, degradation, non-native species, pollution, pesticides, disease and climate change. Without pollinators most flowering plants could not reproduce. One third of our food crops depend on the services of pollinators.
The VIP Garden and was installed by the Marshall University Sustainability Department Spring of 2014.
A special thank you to Guyan Conservation District for their contribution of seeds to this garden.
Plant species of the VIP Garden:
- Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
- Bachelors Button (Centaurea cyanus)
- Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
- Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
- Clover (Trifolium L.)