MADISON, NJ - Since 2018, Joan Maccari of the Madison Environmental Commission has grown 100 pollinator plants, including milkweed and lobelia, to give away at events throughout April and May. The Madison Environmental Commission is offering free curbside delivery of pollinator plants on select dates for Madison residents, only.

This year the curbside delivery will help support the Madison Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The organization is asking residents to consider making a voluntary donation of any amount by clicking this link: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-the-madison-nj-small-business-community-recover.

“We believe that environmental vitality and economic vitality are what make Madison such a special place to live,” says Claire Whitcomb, MEC Chair.

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“The MEC’s curbside delivery program will brighten our lives and our yards in a time of crisis,” says Maureen Byrne, Borough Council liaison to the MEC. “I personally grow milkweed because I know it’s the only plant that monarchs will lay their eggs on. Other butterflies also depend on specific host plants for their eggs and caterpillars. My hat’s off to Joan Maccari for her dedication to growing pollinator plants for our community—for three straight years.”

The list of dates and plants are as follows:

April 22

  • Wild Bergamot
  • Purple Giant Hyssop

May 2

  • Great Blue Lobelia
  • Cardinal Flower
  • River Oats

May 28

  • Tall/Poke MIlkweed
  • Swamp/Pink Milkweed
  • Common Milkweed

Sign up here  Please note that there are limited quantities Only one (1) species may be ordered. Because of the limited quantities, a similar plant may need to be substituted.

Curbside delivery can be arranged by filling out an online order form at https://tinyurl.com/pollinatororders.

 

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