The Corcoran Pollinator Project is a grassroots neighborhood initiative in Minneapolis that aims to increase urban biodiversity via a crop mob model in which neighbors help each other install new pollinator gardens with plants donated by other neighbors. We work in collaboration with Corcoran GROWS, our neighborhood Transition Town organization. In 2017 we installed ten boulevard gardens with more than 40 different species of perennial pollinator plants donated by 11 neighbors.
We are looking for sites for new gardens for 2018! We also need people who would like to donate plants, help with a garden installation, or help with outreach or mapping. This is a fun way to meet gardeners in the neighborhood, learn about gardening, and receive beautiful free plants that help the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.