Connect to Protect
Connect to Protect is a State Botanical Garden of Georgia program that combines beautiful public displays of native plants with educational materials to foster an understanding of the role that native plants play in maintaining biodiversity in urban and suburban landscapes.
Healthy ecosystems depend on native plants. The animal food web all starts with the smallest among us: insects. In turn, most plants depend on insects for pollination. Reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and mammals all require insects in their diet to survive and reproduce. For humans, insects play a crucial role in food production, pollinating two-thirds of the world’s crops.
Connect to Protect Timeline
In the News
UGA program helps create a sustainable environment in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward
UGA partners with food bank to promote healthy eating
Stop and smell the native roses: UGA student creates coloring book for botanical garden
Connect to Protect program brings native plants to schools
Connect to Protect garden grows in downtown Athens
Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors
Oconee Middle School courtyard gets new life through partnership with UGA
Native plants brought to campus by State Botanical Garden an education tool for students
UGA student uses grant to launch pollinator project on rooftop
A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants
UGA promotes pollinator program in Athens and across the state
State Botanical Garden of Georgia launches Connect to Protect program at High Shoals Elementary School
Interested in a Connect to Protect garden?
Staff from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will work with you to customize your garden to suit your site and individual needs.