Cook County Farm Bureau® to Receive National Award for Conservation Efforts
Farmers understand the importance of pollinators to our food system and ecosystem. They also realize that conversations about pollinators are easy and fun to have with urban consumers.
Farm Bureau leaders designed the ‘Party for the Pollinators’ project to communicate farmers’ efforts to preserve and increase pollinator habitat as well as to illustrate the connection between pollinators and our food system to urban consumers. The project included four sub-projects: creation of a community pollinator garden at the Farm Bureau office; community presentations; pollinator garden community event; and large-scale community education event at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
This project impacted over 5,500 individuals while engaging Farm Bureau leaders, community volunteers and partners.
‘Party for the Pollinators’ was one of twenty-four selected out of 143 projects submitted to receive the County Activities of Excellence award designation from the American Farm Bureau Federation.