As you plan your garden this spring, please consider the bees, bats and other pollinator species that need your hospitality. Not sure what to plant? The Pollinator Partnership is a national nonprofit that has a pollinator guide for every ecosystem and a free Bee-Smart phone app for those moments of uncertainty at the plant nursery.

Pollinator Partnership is not just for green purists. They have training modules for farmers and certified pesticide applicators too. See their featured programs.One of their projects right now is seed collecting in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. If you live in one of these states. If you live in one of these states and want to become a seed collection volunteer, email