Pollination Celebration

The Asheville and Hendersonville chapters of Bee City USA are offering events for their annual Pollination Celebration throughout the month of June. We are pleased to announce our participation in a number of these events — take your pick, and pass the word. Pollination Celebration, here we come!

Introduction to Beekeeping

  • Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Veterans Healing Farm, Hendersonville, NC
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation to Veterans Healing Farm
  • Limited parking: Please RSVP by emailing outreach@organicgrowersschool.org
  • Audience: Middle school age to adults
  • Additional information: : http://veteranshealingfarm.org/ and http://hcbeekeepers.org/

Presented by Henderson County Beekeepers Association/Hendersonville Bee City USA, Organic Growers School and Veterans Healing Farm

This informative program on how to get started in beekeeping will be presented by experienced local beekeepers from the Henderson County Beekeepers Association.  Topics will include basic bee biology and terminology, equipment and investment, how to get bees, beekeeper responsibilities, producing local honey, benefits of joining a bee club, and more.

Henderson County Beekeepers Association provides educational programming for beekeepers and wannabeekeepers year round. The Mission of the Veteran’s Healing Farm is to support veterans and caregivers by providing access to fresh produce, farm activities, and seminars on holistic health and sustainability. This event is supported by Organic Growers School (OGS), the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians. OGS is building a vibrant food and farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region.

Directions to Veterans Healing Farm:  From Pardee Hospital travel west on HWY 64 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left on Yale Rd. Park on the right-hand side of Yale Rd. near the line of Leyland cypress trees. Lost? Call Nicole at 704-928-6949.

Gardens of Fairview: All About Bees

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1-2:30 and 3:15-4:45pm
  • The Lord’s Acre, 26 Joe Jenkins Rd, Fairview, NC  28730
  • Cost: $10-18
  • Additional information: https://gardensoffairview.com/gardens-of-fairview/garden-2/

Buncombe County Beekeepers, in partnership with Organic Growers School and The Lords Acre, will do an educational presentation for the general public on the importance of pollinators to our food supply. Visitors will also be introduced to the garden apiary, learn about plants that support bees, and have an opportunity to ask questions about how bees and other pollinators affect our daily lives. These presentations are among the many delights to be experienced on the Gardens of Fairview Tour June 10-11.

So you wanna be a beekeeper?

This timely program on how to get started in beekeeping will be presented by experienced local beekeepers from Buncombe County Beekeepers Club.  Topics will include basic bee biology and terminology, how to acquire bees, beekeeper responsibilities, equipment and investment (cost), producing local honey, benefits of joining a bee club, and more.

These events are sponsored by Organic Growers School (OGS), the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians. OGS is building a vibrant food and farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. We are pleased to be a part of our local Bee City USA Pollination Celebration.

For more information on Pollination Celebration 2017, see http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/pollination-celebration.html.

Jillian Wolf

Jillian Wolf

Jillian is the 2016-17′ Home Grower Program and Outreach Coordinator and AmeriCorps Service Member at Organic Growers School. Jillian grew up in Los Angeles County, later moving to Tampa, Chicago, and Asheville iin pursuit of her passions. She developed a strong bond to the land early on, and remembers fondly the time spent with her naturalist father and on her grandfather’s farm. These experiences led to professional interests in zoo exhibit landscapes, organic gardening and permaculture as Jillian learned to live with the land, rather than on it.