Thank you to everyone who helped us plant the meadow on June 4th!

Planting Day! June 4th 10am-2pm

Join us on Saturday, May 4th to begin installing native plants in the Salmon Brook Rd Meadow. There will be fun activities for the kids, educational opportunities and planting tutorials. Parking and activities will be hosted at Meadow View Farm. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

Help Us Bring
the Pollinators
Back to Granby

The Friends of Granby Wildflower Meadow are working hard to establish native plants in our community, starting with the empty town field across from Maple View Farm. Browse our site to learn more about WHY native plants are so critical to our ecosystem. 

How You Can Help

Become a Member
Members support us with their dues, but also by showing our community that this is a cause that we care about!
Make a Donation
Your donations are used to maintain the wildflower meadow - establish plants, care for the plants we've introduced and spread the word!
Volunteer
We love getting our hands dirty! Join us in maintaining the meadow and making Granby a more beautiful and pollinator-friendly place.

Why are Native
Wildflowers Important?

Over the past 30 years, the world’s pollinators – birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and small mammals – have been declining at a disturbing rate.  Considering that our food crops rely on pollination, human existence is tied to that of the pollinators, making their decline as important to us as it is to them.  

According to the USDA, “our nation’s pollinator populations have suffered serious losses due to invasive pests and diseases, such as mites and viral and fungal pathogens, exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, loss of habitat, loss of species and genetic diversity, and changing climate.”  Many species of pollinators are now extremely rare or nearly extinct.  Albert Einstein once said that “if bees disappear, humans would have four years to live.”

To combat this life-threatening problem, Seattle artist Sarah Bergman began what she called a “pollinator pathway,” a one-mile-long, 12-foot wide corridor of pollinator-friendly native gardens to sustain pollinators.  The idea has spread, with way stations running from Maryland to Vermont, from Oregon to Ontario.  Roadsides, bike paths, private yards, public parks, churches, and business properties have been transformed from grass lawns into native wildflower gardens, each creating a link along the pollinators’ migratory chain.

In Granby, a project is underway to transform a town-owned fallow field into a major link along this chain.  Now named the Granby Wildflower Meadow, the 5-acre parcel, located along RT10/202 just south of the town center, is slated to be over-seeded with native flowering plants late this fall.  Plant plugs will be placed in the meadow to augment the seeds by anyone willing to help next Spring.

"If bees disappear, humans would have four years to live."
- Albert Einstein

What Can You Do at Home?

Small changes can make a big difference. In the United States, there are over 4M acres of land in our backgrounds – more than many national parks combined! If we all commit to making small changes, together we will make a big impact. Here are some things you can do in your own backyard:

*See the FAQ to understand why these things matter!

The Granby Wildflower Meadow

The Granby Wildflower Meadow is a 5-acre piece of land that the Town of Granby is allowing us to plant as a native wildflower meadow. It is located at 175 Salmon Brook Street, across from Maple View Farm, just south of the Center. 

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