Walmart Sets Up Pollinator Gardens In The US
Walmart has announced that it has set up 21 pollinator gardens in its retail properties in Oregon, Washington, and North Carolina.
The pilot project was launched in April 2019 with the planting of the first garden in a Walmart retail location in Garner in North Carolina.
A member of Walmart’s environmental, health and safety compliance team, Wendy Widener, said, "We are delighted to initiate this pilot at some of our stores as these flower gardens enhance our landscaping and serve as an important habitat for the birds and insects that play a vital role in plant, vegetable, and fruit reproduction."
"We have received positive feedback from our customers and associates and are exploring opportunities to expand this project to additional store locations," Widener added.
The initiative is expected to inspire customers, associates and other members of these local communities to plant their own pollinator gardens, Walmart said.
The retailer has planted milkweed in some of its gardens, which monarch butterflies use for shelter, food and laying eggs.
According to the Environmental Defence Fund, the population of monarch butterflies have dropped 90% in the past 20 years.
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