We're Gardeners Who Love Pollinators
The SaveOurMonarchs Foundation is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by a family of six families who share the passion to rescue monarch butterflies. We are now broadening that effort to all pollinators.
We are a hands-on group who get our fingernails dirty, planting seeds to help bring back insect populations devastated by urban development and agricultural herbicides.
It’s truly the most direct, hands-on way to save the pollinators we rely on for our food sources.
Gardeners Helping Gardeners
While planting more seeds is how we will save the pollinators, there's a right and a wrong way of going about it.
Planting in the right location is critical. That's why we're not just distributing seeds; we're working with other gardeners to ensure the seeds are planted and cared for properly.
Our goal is to send out 500,000 seed packs in 2015 through a growing network of people like you -- people who care about the future of our endangered butterfly.
Irvin and Gladys – Our Inspiration
Our inspiration comes from Irvin and Gladys Johnson, who spent their vacation travels sowing milkweed seeds. Concerned about the declining numbers of monarch butterflies, they sowed seeds along roadways, in parks and in areas adjacent to wetlands.
Even after Gladys died, Irvin travelled to Mexico where he planted Oyamel fir trees where monarchs hibernate during the winter.
We're taking their inspiration a step further to help rebuild all pollinator populations....one seed at a time.
How We'll Save Our Pollinators
How will we do this? Our plan has two simple components:
Calling All Garden Club Members!
We need you! If you're a gardener who's also concerned about the future of our disappearing pollinators, please sign up and we'll send you seeds to plant in your garden.