Here’s an unexpected way to help the environment and protect our natural food sources: Start a garden.
That’s right, gardening is both a healthy outdoor pastime plus a way to help pollinators in our community thrive. Pollinators include butterflies, bees, birds and beetles that pollinate plants and play a big role in our food cycle.
Experts estimate that 75% of the world’s flowering plants and 35% of the food crops rely on pollinators. Restoring pollinator habitats is key to feeding the future in a greener, more sustainable way.
As we learned from live plant merchant Abraham Hernandez, Walmart is working to expand pollinator habitats in creative ways. To help our customers and associates identify pollinator-friendly plants, we’re introducing special tags on pollinator-friendly plants.