Lauren Mundell, the owner of 'The Old Barn and Garden' in Winamac, is taking advantage of 'National Pollinators Week' to bring local awareness about the importance of pollinators and keeping them safe.
As the pollinator population continues to decline worldwide, Mundell says many of the problems stem from harmful pesticides.
A pollinator is an animal or insect that moves pollen from plant to plant, fertilizing them. They are extremely vital in the reproduction of plants. Without them, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for plants to produce food.
Lauren says 'The Old Barn and Garden' will have various specials for select pollinator plants this week at the store. There will also be a raffle this Saturday that includes a jar of local honey and a shirt. The winner will be announced at 2:00 pm.