Naturepedic Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Butterfly Garden

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Naturepedic Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Butterfly Garden

 

Naturepedic Earth Day Event

On Earth Day 2015, the Naturepedic team gathered together to plant a butterfly garden at company headquarters. Once lush, the garden will be a place for butterflies and other insects to migrate to, as well as an oasis for them to pollinate from flower to flower and sun on rocks—butterflies love to sun!

“Naturepedic focuses on well-being and understands a healthy planet is essential to healthy living,” said Dale “Sebastian” Luckwitz, Sustainability Officer at Naturepedic. “Plus, can you imagine a world without butterflies?”

We planted purple coneflowers, black-eyed susans, bee balm, late blooming Joe-Pye weed, and oxeye daisy. Once our second shipment of seeds arrive, we’ll also plant common milkweed and swamp milkweed, which both provide food for Monarch caterpillars.

The garden, certified by the North American Butterfly Association, is free from pesticides or other sprays and will remain naturalized, like a meadow.

Naturepedic Butterfly GardenOur garden would not be possible without our friends at Lowe’s Greenhouses, Florist & Gift Shop, a family-operated greenhouse in Bainbridge, Ohio. Lowe’s greenhouses provided consulting, land preparation and plants for our garden. Soil was provided by Sagamore Companies.

Lowe’s Greenhouses recently launched Friends of Bees + Butterflies, an initiative aimed to encourage Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals to plant butterfly and bee gardens. Other area companies who made butterfly gardens on Earth Day including Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company.

Check out more photos from our Earth Day butterfly garden event.

Additional Reading:

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Naturepedic Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Butterfly Garden

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