Santa Barbara Ecological and Edible Garden Project: Use native plants for pollinator promotion in Santa Barbara food gardens
Project Dates2021 - Ongoing
This project promotes sustainable practices in food-garden systems across the Santa Barbara community. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s work explores and promotes the mutual benefits of creating native plant habitat.
To quantify insect pollinator differences across gardens with varying proportions of native plants; track changes over time as native plants are added to these gardens; improve practices as we learn which pollinators use which plants; and promote the benefits of native plants in food gardens
Sarah Cusser, Ph.D.
Denise Knapp, Ph.D.
Santa Barbara City College
Mesa Harmony Garden
El Centro Santa Barbara
United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County
La Cumbre Junior High School
Brad Smith’s private garden
Environmental Protection Agency