The Illinois-Shaped Pollinator Garden at Clearview Farm

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Clearview Farm is home to a unique, Illinois-shaped pollinator garden. The garden features almost 1,000 pollinator plants that are native to Illinois throughout its 5,500 square feet of garden space.
The garden also features winding river rock channels mirroring the river routes of Illinois as they carry water throughout the living landscape. These rock channels also serve as visitor walking paths.

Clearview Farm’s pollinator garden is a welcoming place for the community to visit, enjoy, and learn about plants and pollinators native to Illinois. The garden’s convenient location is on Olympian Drive in northwest Champaign.

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The Power of Community: Illinois-Shaped Pollinator Garden Planting

Clearview Farm’s Illinois-shaped native pollinator garden is a garden project showcasing native plants, which are beneficial to pollinators. This unique site consists of almost 1,000 native plants throughout 5,500 square feet of garden space. These specially selected native plants support pollinators, and their curation provides pollinators with blooms during the entire growing season. The garden also features river rock channels mirroring Illinois’ river routes that carry water throughout the garden’s regions.

Upon completion, the site will be open for community visitors to enjoy, experience, and learn about native plants and pollinators.

The journey to completing this unique garden project would have been a steep climb without the support of many community volunteers. Members of the Mahomet-Seymour FFA chapter selflessly devoted time and energy to caring for pollinator plants all summer and provided almost 30 student volunteers during planting day, for example.

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