Bee Better, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit that teaches homeowners how to have a fully sustainable garden for life, is pleased to announce a new lecture series as part of its 2018 membership offerings. We are a fully volunteer organization, and donations are used to keep the non-profit running.
We have had such a successful first year, with everyone sharing ideas, asking questions, answering questions, providing ideas, and the fellowship of the Bee Better community, we will once again offer our membership for 2018.
With a tax-deductible donation of $25.00 annually, member benefits include a gathering of like-minded gardeners for late afternoon lectures March, May, July, September, November, in the Bee Better Teaching Garden, located at Helen Yoest’s home, 3412 Yelverton Circle, Raleigh, NC 27612. Non-members are invited to attend each lecture with a $10.00 donation per session.
We found our Bee Better meetings were like an open forum; a place for an exchange of ideas. Everyone learns something, no matter their gardening level. And all gardening levels will benefit, from the very beginner, to the northern transplant gardener applying their talents in our clay and climate, and the super talented all-stars. There is never a stupid questions. Although Helen Yoest puts together a handout, this is just a starting point for the subjects where we can dig into. We hope you will consider becoming a member in 2018.
At each meeting, we raffle off gardening books. Last year’s books included, Pollinator Friendly Gardening, WEEDS, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks, and Real Food. We will continue this again in 2018. Also, the last meeting of 2017 we shared plants from the Bee Better garden. The ones depend on what needs thinning out.
The 2018 lecture series, held on the following Saturday afternoons at 5:00 P.M., features topics on:
March 3— Best honey and nectar perennials for the European Honey Bee
May 5 —Mysteries of the Monarch
July 7—Host Butterfly Plants For The Triangle
September 1—Hummingbird Migration
November 3—Pollinator Planning for 2019
Bee Better helps gardeners develop a life-strategy for gardening: Family-life, Wild-life, and for your life to come. Its focus is plant-centric and encourages homeowners to ask these questions when they look at a plant: What are the benefits? Does it attract pollinators? Does it feed the birds?
Bee Better’s goal is to stay abreast and attuned to share with its members how a plant will benefit their lives. The focus is based on the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill ecoregion, rather than zones. An ecoregion narrows down the wildlife within this region so homeowners can then concentrate on the plants needed to benefit them specifically.
It is my hope through education and open gardens, homeowners can see first hand what other like-minded gardeners and nature lovers are doing to Bee Better. Helen Yoest, Director. @HelenYoest Click to Tweet!
For more information:
Contact Helen Yoest
3412 Yelverton Circle
Raleigh, NC 27612