Hamilton,
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October
2016
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03:07 PM
America/New_York

Paradise for pollinators

Thanks to WWF, Mohawk College has planted a dedicated pollinator-friendly rooftop garden to encourage a healthy pollinator population. The Pollinator Paradise is located on the rooftop patio of the Learning Exchange (H-Wing) at the college's Fennell campus. The new garden is part of a partial green roof and now contains a variety of plants that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators native to Ontario.

The introduction of a pollinator garden at Mohawk will support local food production and a diverse, healthy plant population while creating teaching and learning opportunities that engage our students and community members.

The project was funded through a $6,000 grant from the World Wildlife Fund. Mohawk College was one of 21 grants from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada’s ‘Go Wild’ Community Grants, presented by Telus.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.