Bee a catererYou can help insects even without a garden. No space? No problem!Even without owning a garden you can be a good host to pollinators. For example, you can plant flowerpots on your terrace or flowerboxes and hanging baskets on your balcony. If you hang the flowerboxes both inward and outward, you can double the space for plants and increase the diversity of flowers. Drought-resistant plants with shallow roots will make both you and the bees happy.Flower power for your cityApproach the municipality of your city or town and ask them to create flower strips or to mow less. Wild meadows, herb gardens, flowerpots and –beds but also blooming trees and shrubs make our communities more attractive for people and animals. Maybe you could even plant flower seeds in public spaces yourself – of course only with the consent of the municipality. However, there are some things to consider when buying seeds. Our pollinators are specialized on domestic plants: it therefore makes sense to offer them what they are looking for. Moreover, seeding non-domestic plants can harm ecosystems since domestic cultures could be suppressed. Buy regionally certified seeds to avoid this. Also, by planting a variety of different plants you can ensure that all pollinators will find food. Make sure that the seeds are suitable for the soil and amount of sunlight of the designated site. If you're not a planting-personIf you think planting is too time-consuming and you don’t want to carry around a shovel all the time, seedbombs can be a quick and easy alternative. Seeds of undemanding plants (e.g. sunflowers, nasturtium, cornflowers) are mixed with soil, clay powder and water and shaped into balls. Just distribute them after drying and let the rain do its job. However, please speak to the land owner before to clarify where and which types of seeds can be sowed. Take also into account that some barren landscapes are actually biotopes with a high ecological value that should not be altered by introducing new types of plants. Think verticallyBy creating rooftop gardens and green facades you can actively create new habitats for insects and birds. This way, the negative impact of urban development and fragmentation of the landscape can be reduced. Vegetation on rooftops and facades can be installed on private houses or on commercial and municipal buildings as environment protection measures. Protect remote biotopesIf you want to protect pollinators, don’t only think about your immediate surrounding but also about protecting distant habitats by making wise consumer decisions. For example, you can buy peat-free soil to conserve moors. Moors are not only rich in species but also important carbon sinks. Alternatively, you can also choose local, natural substrates such as garden compost.