Very Important Pollinator (VIP) Garden

Our Very Important Pollinator (VIP) garden is located behind Career Services at 1681 5th Ave. This garden is nestled in between the vegetable beds and contains plants that are native to our region, which thrive in our climates and soils, and which help preserve and provide habitat for native bees, moths, birds, butterflies, flies, beetles and other pollinators.

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.


VIP Garden Sign

Plant species of the VIP Garden:

  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • Bachelors Button (Centaurea cyanus)
  • Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Cosmos
  • Clover (Trifolium L.)



Contact Us

Sustainability Dept.
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Email: BeMarshallGreen

Located in:
Sorrell Maintenance Bldg.
Suite 204B

Amy Parsons-White
Sustainability Manager

Carrie Nilles
Sustainability Coordinator

Caroline Copenhaver
Compost Coordinator

Rebecca Pastor
Agriculture Coordinator

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