Archive for April 24th, 2012
I was looking at the pesticides at Lowes last week and noticed that they always put pictures of the “bad bugs” on the package, the fleas, the ticks, the ants…. These same pesticides, especially the neonicotinoids also kill our pollinators. As a local beekeeper, whose bees are working hard in gardens within a three mile range of their hives, I am asking you to please be careful with the pesticides you are using. We have lost several colonies in the past few years due to “colony collapse”. (There is a list of ingredients to look for above, under the picture of the pesticides.) We need our pollinators! Here’s a quote that has been attributed to Albert Einstein: “if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Einstein may or may not have said that but you get the idea! And….no more honey! ~ Patty Read the rest of this entry
Please consider volunteering at the Renewable Resource Center (RRC).
Here are the openings:
April 28th: Judy Blomgren is volunteering but I need several other people to come to work with her!
May 5th: Palika Dias Morse is volunteering and we could use several more people on this date.
- May 12th:
- May 19th:
- May 26th:
- June 2nd:
- June 9th:
- June 16th:
- June 23rd:
- June 30th:
Help me fill in this schedule with volunteers! Do you have teens who are going to be applying to college? Community service is important! Community service is important and healthy for families also. We love to have families volunteer at the RRC. Just send me an email or call me at 200-6072 and let me sign you up.
Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested in this information. To be added to (or removed from) the Active Citizen’s Email group email email@example.com.
In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat permanent. ~ Thomas Jefferson