Representatives of Plaindealer Publishing, University of Nebraska Extension and Tekamah Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening of the new pollinator garden at the Plaindealer building. Taking part in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Monday evening, Sept. 23, were Extension Educator John Wilson, Plaindealer publisher Mike Wood, Chamber representative Amy Tobin and Extension Educator Kathleen Cue. The public use garden is home to a wide variety of plants designed to attract a similarly wide variety of pollinating insects. Funding for the garden was provided by the City of Tekamah’s keno proceeds, sizeable grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trusts, “Greener Towns” program and individual donors. Much of the labor was provided by master gardeners in the area.
Information about creating a pollinator-friendly space in home gardens is available at the site.