HAP Hive Pollinator Gardens

We are thrilled to share the success of our pollinator garden installations, a vital step towards fostering environmental sustainability and protecting our precious pollinators. These gardens, strategically planted across the community, provide essential habitats for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that play a crucial role in our ecosystem. By creating these vibrant sanctuaries, we not only beautify our neighborhoods but also contribute to the health of our local flora and food systems. Join us in celebrating this significant achievement and our ongoing commitment to a greener, healthier future for all.

Swissvale Community Pollinator Garden

Our first step in HAP Hive has been to create a pollinator garden. Humane Action Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Swissvale Borough Council, is installing a pollinator garden in a previously vacant lot in Swissvale. The 12,000 square feet of space will serve as an oasis for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Volunteers from HAP, the Shade Tree Committee, and the community have helped lay the groundwork for this project during monthly work days. Volunteers have helped clean up litter, clear debris, seed, prune, fertilize, plant trees, and dig a drainage trench.

We would like to thank Senator Jay Costa and Representative Abigail Salisbury for championing the project.

In April of 2024 the garden was honored with the prestigious Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. 



Edgewood Memorial Pollinator Garden

This pollinator garden is in memory of Daisy Nicole.

She was a young woman that had many passions, including the health and long-term welfare of the global environment for all creatures.

Daisy had an unforgettable sense of humor and spoke intelligently with great gusto about the importance of bees for all. “Although small, they are mighty” when it comes to human health. Her last conversation with a loved one, just before her death, included a lengthy discussion about bees, their importance in the world, and the impacts on the human food chain.

Daisy died unexpectedly at the age of 20 from an accidental overdose in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she went to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. She died just a couple of months before planning to move back home to Pittsburgh to live in Edgewood with loved ones. While sustaining the impact of Daisy’s loss, her loved ones have also understood it is with honor and unconditional love for Daisy that they continue Daisy’s legacy by supporting her passion for bee pollination.

While sustaining the impact of Daisy’s loss, her loved ones have also understood it is with honor and unconditional love for Daisy that they continue Daisy’s legacy by supporting her passion for bee pollination.

Sharpsburg Community Pollinator Garden presented by Peoples Natural Gas

The Sharpsburg Community Pollinator Garden, proudly presented by Peoples Natural Gas! is a testament to community spirit and corporate giving. It was created by the dedicated volunteers from Peoples Natural Gas. With their hard work and generous sponsorship, an unsightly, rocky strip of land was transformed into a thriving oasis in June 2024.

Nestled beside the Sharpsburg Market Garden, which provides fresh produce to local residents, the Pollinator Garden is a beautiful haven for bees, butterflies, and other vital pollinators. This green space not only enhances the natural beauty of Sharpsburg but also supports the essential ecosystems that keep our community flourishing.

Join us in celebrating this incredible transformation and the commitment of Peoples Natural Gas to a greener, more sustainable future for all!


How Can You Get Involved?

Want to sponsor your own pollinator garden? Click here. If you would like to support our pollinator garden project, please donate here. If you would like to collaborate to get a pollinator garden installed in your neighborhood or in honor/memorial of a loved one, email our director of operations, Shannon Dickerson.

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