Pollinator Garden





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Total Budget: $2,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Community economic development, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: Volunteer Services

Summary: Sioux Falls Rotary South would support this project in assisting in initial design, ground prep, and planting of the area. Option for ongoing volunteer opportunities to weed pull and plant annual pollinators.

The mission of Avera is to make a positive impact on the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

Establish a meditation/reflection garden within or near the existing St. Francis Community Garden on the Avera On Louise Health Campus. The community garden is located within close proximity and is accessible to residents of the Avera Addiction Care Center. Plants within the garden would primarily be perennial pollinator plants that are native or grow well in the area.

Project could begin in the Fall of 2021 for the planning and initial planting efforts, with project completion planned for Spring 2022. On-going involvement from the club for regular garden care projects.

Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

We'd like to amend our completion date. As we are still in the process of purchasing our bench and plaque, we'd like to extend this grant until the Spring of 2023. The same funds will be used. Nothing new is being added. We just need more time as we are getting into the fall/winter months now.

Project Contact Person

District: 5610

Rotary Club of: Sioux Falls South

Primary Contact: Bert Olson

Email: sfrotarysouth@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Sioux Falls South (5610)









Project Supporting Documents

Garden grant proposal




Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jennifer Albig-McKay

This project will begin after the winter season. We will continue to plan and organize the project so we are prepared to start when weather permits.


by Don Norton

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Bert Olson.


by Don Norton

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Steve Sikorski

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Jennifer Albig-McKay

As of June 2, we have visited the pollinator garden site and made plans for what we are hoping to grow and do over the summer. Our next steps are to purchase our garden supplies, a plaque or memorial rock for SF Rotary South and start planning to do the gardening.


by Jennifer Albig-McKay

The pollinator garden has been set up and monitored. Our next step is to purchase a bench and plaque with Rotary South insignia to install into the garden area.


by Jennifer Albig-McKay

The pollinator garden has been established and monitored since summer 2022. We have done some meetings at the garden to tend to the weeding and upkeep of the area. Our next step is to purchase a bench and plaque with Rotary South signage for the garden area.

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