We’re proud to say that Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens was recently presented with the 2013 Rachel Carson Award! The award is given annually by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) to community members who have worked to significantly reduce pesticide use in their community. Here’s what they had to say about it: NCAP 2013 Rachel Carson Award
It’s an honor to receive the award, and we are grateful! We’re also looking forward to working more with NCAP as we continue our work to protect bees by eliminating pesticide use. Thanks everyone!
Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens wants you to come show your support for bees & healthy spaces! Join us in Washington Park from 12 – 3pm on Sunday, August 25 for food, fun, and activities all designed to show what you can do to help our community and save the bees! This event is free and also includes:
- Honey tasting (all from local hives!),
- Info session with Bill Wood all about Warré beehives,
- Native plant tour by Bruce Newhouse,
- “Transforming Suburbia” talk by Jan Spencer,
- Info and action opportunities from organizations like:
Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers
Lane County Beekeepers Association
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
and Glory Bee Foods
- Snacks by Toby’s & Carmen’s, music and more!
For more information, please contact Jen Hornaday at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world’s food. In North America alone, honey bees pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, including almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples. In fact, we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of food we eat.
We all rely on bees – and the pollination services they provide – every day.
Healthybees=Healthygardens is a neighborhood organization dedicated to the preservation of the honeybees. The goal of Healthybees-healthygardens is to educate the community about how we can live together in a healthy and safe environment free of harmful chemicals. We are hosting beehives in the Eugene area to create spray free zones.
The first “Save the Bees” event was on March 24th, 2012 at Washington Park (2025 Washington in Eugene) from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. This event had educational bee information, our top 25 pollinators, native plant walk, potluck picnic, music, and more!
Please come join us, and commit to our “Honey Bee Friend pledge” to make Eugene more sustainable.