Pollinator Islands at US Army Forces Command and US Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg will host NPLD at Marshall Hall, home to the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and the US Army Reserve Command (USARC). Marshall Hall is a 631,000 SF state-of-the-art facility housing over 1,500 personnel on its campus. The property has large parking areas to accommodate personnel, however the grounds surrounding the facility are sparse and lack curb appeal. An ice storm killed several trees and left flower beds with gaping holes and no vegetation: a perfect place to plant pollinator trees and flora to lure pollinators to our installation!

Pollinator gardens provide important habitat for numerous native pollinators, & are also vital to our food supply. Keeping them healthy supports their populations, and in turn they provide for us too. About 6 months ago we found a large, healthy wild honeybee hive in an old tree on the Fort Bragg! We hope that the creation of pollinator gardens across the installation will play a role in the creation of additional hives. Finally, the garden will be visible to Soldiers and civilians on a daily basis as it is along a major thoroughfare lined with sidewalks used by many on the installation.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 (All day)
Agency: 
DoD (Department of Defense)
Contact Info: 

Mindy Love, Department of Defense

mindy.r.love-stanley.ctr@mail.mil

Site: 
Fort Bragg
4710 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
United States
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