We got this email last year from Christine who we met at the Flower Show. This week she sent us some photos of her flowers with bees feeding from them. Brilliant!
I was lucky to find your stall at the Flower and Garden show, just over a week ago. Thank you again very much for the seeds to start my Pasture Painting. My son mows the lawn, so my pasture paintings will be rectangular, easy to mow around .. I already had an area that has been covered with tarpaulin which was an old wood pile ... so I've already planted and mulched my first pasture painting and we've placed the tarp to cover another area .... pics attached ... when I get flowers, I'll send another pic :-) I will be very excited to see the results! Many thanks.
On behalf of the bees we thank you Christine. If you would also like to begin Pasture Painting at your home, school, berm or community space then check out our Pasture Painting tool on our website. www.fortheloveofbees.co.nz
#actiontaken #safefoodforbees #everyonecanmakeadifference #citysafeforbees #ourcommons #citybeecolaboration
Zucchini’s require a pollinator to visit their flower for it to bee able to transition into a fruit. The flower itself however is a wonderful container for a human meal. Stuffing them with goodies and lightly frying them is incredibly yummy. Many home growers are almost sick of the sight of these fruit at this time of the year. If you still have them coming on strong but you can’t face eating another one...then please bring them to the #communityfridge at #griffithgardens to share with those who have no means to grow their own. They love organic home grown food being left for them....it’s the best gift of all. #sharingthelove #beesenableustoeatgoodstuff #beeinggrateful #feedingthecommunity #goodnessinourcity #citysafeforbees #citybeecolaboration
30 of you came and began the OMG adventure with us. Stage One : Clear The Site was done in no time at all so we were able to make our first compost heap as well. This was 1.5 by 5 meters and was made using the compost, biochar, worm castings and biomass accumulated on the site over the past few years. Keep an eye out for our Start Up schedule which will be announced in the coming week so you can integrate this learning adventure into your life. Thanks @stonesoupsyndicate for the photo of the hardcore crew who stayed till the end. #organicsinthecity #biodynamicsinthecity #urbanrenewal #socialsculpture #energywork #biologicalsystemsandenergysystems #growingfoodinourcity #openclassroom #everyoneiswelcome #citybeecolaboration #citysafeforbees
Come and join us today at 257 Symonds Street and become part of the crew who are on an adventure together to create an Organic Market Garden for our city. Come ready to work and make new friends 10-2 . #becomethedifference #everyoneiswelcome #organicmarketgarden #biologicalsystems #biodynamicagriculture #citybeecolaboration #citysafeforbees
Products that harm bees or other things…including us. We like to focus on good news.... BUT you asked us for a list so we went and read the labels on the back of 16 products at our local gardening store. Here is what they said on 3. The other 13 are on our FB page. Come to our biology-first teaching classes to learn how to garden without having to go anywhere near these harmful products.
Yates-Confidor-Ready to use Insecticide (registered to Bayer distributed by Yates)label states-Harmful to terrestrial invertebrates. Toxic to Bees. Avoid contact with skin and inhalation of spray mist. Has a 3 day holding period when sprayed on food.
Kiwicare-Spectrum label states-Store away from foodstuffs, children. Avoid contact with skin and inhalation of spray. Wash hands and exposed skin after use. Do not use around food or animal feed producing plants. Harmful to aquatic life. Do not spray on flowers if they are likely to be visited by bees.
Yates-Natures Way-Pyrethrum Is a natural insect spray but is harmful to bees if they make contact with it when its wet. #biologyfirst #toxicstuff #beesafecity #stopuseingthisstuffnow #organicak #organiccity #citybeecolaboration
Regenerate ....With your collaboration Auckland is about to get its first Organic Inner City Market Garden in #UpTown which will use Biological and Biodynamic gardening systems. Stage one - clear the site. If you want to be part of this adventure then come and join in this Saturday..rain or shine. #becomethedifference #openclassroom #learningtogether #urbanrenewal #foodasmedicine #organicsystems #biologicalgardening #biodynamics #organiccity #organicak #citysafeforbees #citybeecolaboration
Join in our Working Bee - This coming Saturday from 10-1 at 257 Symonds Street. We are gathering to clear the site in preparation for the new #OMG Organic Market Garden and open classroom we are developing as part of the #citybeecolaboration. This will enable our community to take what they learn at our community teaching hub at Griffith Gardens ( pictured here) and apply it at another scale. A huge thanks to our waterers who have kept our garden alive over summer. #becomepartofthesolution #biologicalgardeningisourfuture #innercitymarketgarden #organiccity #organicak #citysafeforbiologicalsystems #citysafeforbees
Happy as a bee...Wow...Bunnings ...Thank You for taking bee killing products off your shelves. They have announced they will no longer sell #nionicotinoids #celebratewhenaheroicactionistaken #encouragetheotherstobebrave #thefirststepofmanyhasbeentaken #yeah #collectiveactionispowerful #imagineitandyoucanmakeithappen #citybeecollaboration #citysafeforbees
We started the year collaborating with some amazing Auckland innovators facilitating a Bermaculture workshop with @kaiauckland @gardens4health at a site originally activated by @girlwithadaisy. 25 of you turned up to learn how to turn passive green spaces into organic Biological Bee Sanctuaries. We have had interest in another Bermaculture workshop...so stay tuned for another date for workshop number two on Bermaculture a name we think was made up by the wonderful Richard Main. #citybeecollaboration #everyonejoinsin #organicak #organiccity #citysafeforbees
Jimmy took home some of our organic seedlings and seeds to grow at home after he grew a successful crop of Broadbeans from seeds we gifted him earlier in 2017. We begin our weekly classes at Griffith Gardens on the 1st of Feb where we will help you become a biological gardener. This means learning how to successfully grow food for yourself while making sure your garden is also really safe for pollinators and microbes. Join us in this journey and help create a legacy for our city one organic flower at a time. #biologicalgardens #organiccity #organicak #citysafeforbees #citybeecolaboration #griffithgardens
OMG-Working Bee 20th feb from 10-1 at 257 Symonds Street. Come and get dirty and make some new friends while helping clear the site in preparation for the beginning of the inner city’s first Organic Market Garden in #UpTown. OMG will function as an open class room where we can all learn how to grow food to feed local communities using systems that are safe for humans and pollinators. You can learn more about this project on our website www.fortheloveofbees.co.nz #comeandmakeyourmarkinourlandscape #workingbee #OMG #muckin #openclassroom #citysafeforbees #citybeecollaboration #organicfood #organiccity #organicak
Bermaculture...what is it and how do you make one? We kick off 2018 with a workshop run by Richard Main from @gardens4health in collaboration with @kaiauckland this Sunday at 10.30 in Aotea Square where you will be introduced to tools and tips on how to turn your Berm into a Biological Bee Sanctuary. This is one of the ways you can help turn your city into a safe place for pollinators and humans. Come and join the movement happening in our city. The workshop will be held at #griffithgardens #everyonejoinsin #youarethedifference #takeactionthisyearandcreatealegacyinourcity #citysafeforbees #citybeecolaboration #organiccity #organicak