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Post-fire rebuilding for the pollinators

The Almeda Drive fire of September 2020 left lingering scars on the Medford-Ashland area. Some are indeed healing, as homes are rebuilt and plants sprout up where the fire killed trees and brush. Animal habitats as well as homes for people were destroyed, and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley is giving a boost to people who want to get back into pollinator gardens.

The Fire to Flowers Pollinator Garden program helps people who might not otherwise be able to afford to replace a lost garden; the people get assistance and the pollinators get new habitat. We get further details from three members of PPRV: President Kristina Lefever and Program Coordinator Tiina Beaver.

The suggestions for things to plant:

  • Oregon sunshine
  • California fuschia
  • Manzanita
  • If you want to plant a tree, make it an oak
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