West Fargo Plot
West Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Certified through 2022
West Fargo Pollinator Garden
About the Program
The Bayer West Fargo Pollinator Garden is a 0.23 acre plot of land adjacent to the Sheyenne River in West Fargo, North Dakota. The team created this landscaped area to provide habitat for pollinators, such as monarch butterflies. The habitat, made up of mostly native plant species, has been actively managed by the team since 2015.
Practices and Impacts
- A 10,000 square foot pollinator garden was created to provide habitat for native pollinators and wildlife. Since then, management activities have included annual maintenance of the irrigation system, spot spraying and removal of non-native plants, mowing at the end of growing season, and the planting of milkweed seeds.
- The team maintains the area with regular weeding and mowing.
- The area is enjoyed and monitored as employees go on “pollinator walks” to note any new species that need to be documented or weeds that need to be removed, and to appreciate the presence of a variety of pollinators.
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