Pollinator Pathways is a public art and environmental project focused along North Snelling Avenue in the Hamline Midway neighborhood.
What is a Pollinator Pathway?
• a pesticide-free corridor of public and private properties that provide native plant habitat and nutrition for pollinators
• towns and property owners that create healthy yards and public spaces for pollinators, pets & families
What are pollinators?
• insects, birds or other animals that move pollen from one plant to another
• they enable the cross fertilization of plants promoting reproduction and the growth of new plants
• more than 30% of our food grows as a result of the work pollinators do
Lori Greene: Owner, Mosaic On A Stick
Audrey Matson: Owner, Eggplant Urban Farm Supply
I am a gardener, small business owner and long-term resident of Hamline Midway. A farm girl from central Minnesota, I came to St. Paul to attend Hamline University, and eventually settled in the neighborhood, in a renovated Victorian house surrounded by chickens and gardens. My ongoing interest in combining city life with farming led me to open Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply, where we sell supplies for backyard homesteading and food growing, with a recent added focus on the flowers and pollinators that help make that happen. I have a Masters of Agriculture in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota and am a Certified Professional with the Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association. Fifteen years ago my young family participated in a mosaic planter project with Mosaic on a Stick and I am excited to help bring this community art project back to the Midway. My hope is that the Pollinator Pathways project will both beautify our city streets with amazing mosaic art, created by neighborhood residents working together and also provide flowering habitat for our many native pollinators.