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Red clover blossoms are good for you and good for the planet! They can be used for fertility, hot flashes, breast pain or tenderness, PMS, as a nutritive tonic and to cleanse and purify the blood. The blossoms pictured will be dried for @thehomesteadherbalist’s herbal tea blends. They also attract pollinators, act as a cover crop producing ample biomass, fix nitrogen and break up clay soil. What’s not to like? #wildfoodlove #medicinalplants #trifoliumpratense #redclover

Red clover blossoms are good for you and good for the planet! They can be used for fertility, hot flashes, breast pain or tenderness, PMS, as a nutritive tonic and to cleanse and purify the blood. The blossoms pictured will be dried for @thehomesteadherbalist ’s herbal tea blends. They also attract pollinators, act as a cover crop producing ample biomass, fix nitrogen and break up clay soil. What’s not to like? #wildfoodlove #medicinalplants #trifoliumpratense #redclover

👌🏻Mother Natures fruit packaging at its finest with these Physalis? Cape gooseberry? ground cherry? Grown outside in the 🇬🇧 and overwintered in the greenhouse, the perfect garden snack especially when your hands are dirty😉and at the risk of sounding like a stuck record if you want pollinators grow verbena bonariensis 💜sound on for the bird song & buzzing 🐝 oh and Buddy slurping from the bee/bird bath for the second time today 🤦‍♀️oh & take a peek at my story to see why my hands are dirty there’s a little bird action included too 😬happy Friday from my sunny corner of Cornwall cheers to a weekend of warm weather 🍻💚#fruitandvegfriday #gyo #physalis #harvest #kitchengarden #allotment #growwhatyoueat #greenthumb #gardening #cutflowers #forthebees #seasonal #fruit

👌🏻Mother Natures fruit packaging at its finest with these Physalis? Cape gooseberry? ground cherry? Grown outside in the 🇬🇧 and overwintered in the greenhouse, the perfect garden snack especially when your hands are dirty😉and at the risk of sounding like a stuck record if you want pollinators grow verbena bonariensis 💜sound on for the bird song & buzzing 🐝 oh and Buddy slurping from the bee/bird bath for the second time today 🤦‍♀️oh & take a peek at my story to see why my hands are dirty there’s a little bird action included too 😬happy Friday from my sunny corner of Cornwall cheers to a weekend of warm weather 🍻💚 #fruitandvegfriday #gyo #physalis #harvest #kitchengarden #allotment #growwhatyoueat #greenthumb #gardening #cutflowers #forthebees #seasonal #fruit

We all know about the decline of bee populations around the world, but we’re thinking about the wrong bees. There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about bees, they tend to think only of the European honeybee, a species that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production — a species not native to the U.S. ⠀
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We cultivate honey bees just like chickens, cows, and pigs, and like all agriculture animals, their high population is a harm to wild populations: they compete directly for nectar and pollen, transmit diseases, and push wild bees out of their native areas. ⠀
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Well-intentioned though it might be, keeping honeybees and managing beehives does nothing to protect wild pollinators and actually make it worse for them. Scientists who study bees say it's like farming chickens to save wild birds.⠀
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A lack of flowers is one of the main factors behind the decline in bee populations, so if you want to help bees, forget about beekeeping and honey. Rather: create bee habitats: plant pesticide-free, bee-friendly gardens filled with a VARIETY of pollen- and nectar-rich NATIVE plants. ⠀
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#vegan #joyfulvegan #thejoyfulvegan #fortheanimals #bees #forthebees #pollinators #animaladvocate #animaladvocacy #wildanimals ⠀

We all know about the decline of bee populations around the world, but we’re thinking about the wrong bees. There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about bees, they tend to think only of the European honeybee, a species that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production — a species not native to the U.S. ⠀
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We cultivate honey bees just like chickens, cows, and pigs, and like all agriculture animals, their high population is a harm to wild populations: they compete directly for nectar and pollen, transmit diseases, and push wild bees out of their native areas. ⠀
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Well-intentioned though it might be, keeping honeybees and managing beehives does nothing to protect wild pollinators and actually make it worse for them. Scientists who study bees say it's like farming chickens to save wild birds.⠀
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A lack of flowers is one of the main factors behind the decline in bee populations, so if you want to help bees, forget about beekeeping and honey. Rather: create bee habitats: plant pesticide-free, bee-friendly gardens filled with a VARIETY of pollen- and nectar-rich NATIVE plants. ⠀
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#vegan #joyfulvegan #thejoyfulvegan #fortheanimals #bees #forthebees #pollinators #animaladvocate #animaladvocacy #wildanimals

DID YOU KNOW... Asclepias tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed, is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a colourful, nectar-rich plant which is very successful in attracting bees and butterflies, hence the name! If you’re looking for a pop or brilliant orange in your garden in July, consider adding this stunning native perennial.

#RBGblooms #pollinator #pollinatorplants #beefriendly #butterflyweed #garden #gardening #gardentips #DYK #nature #gardengoals #pollinatorfriendly #bee #forthebees #HamoNT #BurlON #gardeningtips #botanicalgarden #thingswithwings #photography #naturephotography

DID YOU KNOW... Asclepias tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed, is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a colourful, nectar-rich plant which is very successful in attracting bees and butterflies, hence the name! If you’re looking for a pop or brilliant orange in your garden in July, consider adding this stunning native perennial.

#RBGblooms #pollinator #pollinatorplants #beefriendly #butterflyweed #garden #gardening #gardentips #DYK #nature #gardengoals #pollinatorfriendly #bee #forthebees #HamoNT #BurlON #gardeningtips #botanicalgarden #thingswithwings #photography #naturephotography

Las abejas perciben los colores amarillo, azul y blanco. No perciben, en cambio, el color rojo puro. También son capaces de percibir los rayos ultravioleta, los cuales se hallan fuera del espectro visible para los seres humanos. Elige flores como petunias, margaritas, claveles, geranios, rosas, caléndula, girasoles, borraja. ¡Las abejas aman las hierbas! menta, lavanda, romero, albahaca, tomillo y tener estas hierbas en casa siempre será de gran ayuda. Existen iniciativas como proyecto colmena que reciben donaciones para seguir rescatando y reubicándolas #hojaverdepaola #bees #savethebees🐝 #forthebees #abejas

Las abejas perciben los colores amarillo, azul y blanco. No perciben, en cambio, el color rojo puro. También son capaces de percibir los rayos ultravioleta, los cuales se hallan fuera del espectro visible para los seres humanos. Elige flores como petunias, margaritas, claveles, geranios, rosas, caléndula, girasoles, borraja. ¡Las abejas aman las hierbas! menta, lavanda, romero, albahaca, tomillo y tener estas hierbas en casa siempre será de gran ayuda. Existen iniciativas como proyecto colmena que reciben donaciones para seguir rescatando y reubicándolas #hojaverdepaola #bees #savethebees 🐝 #forthebees #abejas

I hope you’re not sick of seeing my garden. I promised myself I’d share more of it on my feed this season, so regularly scheduled indoor-only photos will resume this fall 😁 I love this post-rain view and how those teensy, thin stems manage to reposition themselves nice and tall and strong after a saturating shove to the ground. We can learn so much from flowers, ya know? I mean, they keep it pretty simple: stay beautiful, give back to nature, grow on, don’t compete, and keep your strength. AyyyyyMEN to that. 🙌🏼🌻 .
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#betterhomesandgardens #bhghome #mygardentoday #gardenlife #gardeningtips #wildflowergarden #pollinatorgarden #stonepath #flagstone #gardenarch #sheshed #pottingshed #outdoorliving #outdoordesign #outdoorspaces #gardeners #monarchwaystation #wildlifehabitat #getgrowing #myhometoinspire #startagarden #clematis #forthebees #showmeyourthriftstorescore

I hope you’re not sick of seeing my garden. I promised myself I’d share more of it on my feed this season, so regularly scheduled indoor-only photos will resume this fall 😁 I love this post-rain view and how those teensy, thin stems manage to reposition themselves nice and tall and strong after a saturating shove to the ground. We can learn so much from flowers, ya know? I mean, they keep it pretty simple: stay beautiful, give back to nature, grow on, don’t compete, and keep your strength. AyyyyyMEN to that. 🙌🏼🌻 .
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#betterhomesandgardens #bhghome #mygardentoday #gardenlife #gardeningtips #wildflowergarden #pollinatorgarden #stonepath #flagstone #gardenarch #sheshed #pottingshed #outdoorliving #outdoordesign #outdoorspaces #gardeners #monarchwaystation #wildlifehabitat #getgrowing #myhometoinspire #startagarden #clematis #forthebees #showmeyourthriftstorescore

If you haven’t realized I am big on trying to grow and produce my own almost everything, and that includes herb blends and spices. 
Cilantro is a cool weather crop, but once the temperature warms up cilantro will bolt, flower, and go to seed. The seeds that are produced are coriander they can be kept whole or ground up. 
So every summer I do the same thing. Start seeds and seedlings with the sole intent of letting them flower and go to seed. 
The flowers are great for the pollinators s/o @bee2beehoney 
4-6 weeks after the plant flowers 💥 bam you have coriander seeds. 
Cilantro seeds have the best germination rate when the soil temperatures are between 55-70 degrees.  No wonder The seeds do not germinate well for me in the summer when it is hot outside. So a little trick I use is to start the seeds in a shaded area of the garden, and then move them to direct sunlight. 
Try to harvest the seeds before they fall. Or don’t. I mean I have cilantro that has self seeded and popped up in the same garden bed for many seasons now. 
I love plants where everything is edible- leaves, stalks and seeds. @floracocina what can I do with the flowers? ➖Just Grow It movement (link to get your shirt in my bio) 👨🏾‍🌾
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#AlwaysGrowingFood #JustGrowIt #OrganicGarden #OrganicallyGrown #UrbanGardener #Zone9Garden #MyGarden #HoustonTexas #GardenInspo #GardenGram #GetGrowing #TheHappyGardeningLife #UrbanGardening #SustainableGardening #SlowFoodMovement #MasterGardener #Seeds #SeedStarting #IGGarden #CityGardening #SustainableGardening #Coriander #HerbGarden #SelfSeeding #Cilantro

If you haven’t realized I am big on trying to grow and produce my own almost everything, and that includes herb blends and spices.
Cilantro is a cool weather crop, but once the temperature warms up cilantro will bolt, flower, and go to seed. The seeds that are produced are coriander they can be kept whole or ground up.
So every summer I do the same thing. Start seeds and seedlings with the sole intent of letting them flower and go to seed.
The flowers are great for the pollinators s/o @bee2beehoney
4-6 weeks after the plant flowers 💥 bam you have coriander seeds.
Cilantro seeds have the best germination rate when the soil temperatures are between 55-70 degrees. No wonder The seeds do not germinate well for me in the summer when it is hot outside. So a little trick I use is to start the seeds in a shaded area of the garden, and then move them to direct sunlight.
Try to harvest the seeds before they fall. Or don’t. I mean I have cilantro that has self seeded and popped up in the same garden bed for many seasons now.
I love plants where everything is edible- leaves, stalks and seeds. @floracocina what can I do with the flowers? ➖Just Grow It movement (link to get your shirt in my bio) 👨🏾‍🌾
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#AlwaysGrowingFood #JustGrowIt #OrganicGarden #OrganicallyGrown #UrbanGardener #Zone9Garden #MyGarden #HoustonTexas #GardenInspo #GardenGram #GetGrowing #TheHappyGardeningLife #UrbanGardening #SustainableGardening #SlowFoodMovement #MasterGardener #Seeds #SeedStarting #IGGarden #CityGardening #SustainableGardening #Coriander #HerbGarden #SelfSeeding #Cilantro

Meine Nachmittagsbeschäftigung für heute: Blumenzwiebeln einbuddeln! Das Gute dabei: ich vergesse immer, in welche Balkonkästen und Töpfe ich was gepflanzt habe, und bin dann im Frühling ganz überrascht, wo es überall sprießt und blüht 🌱 😇 🌱
Sind übrigens ganz viele Zwiebeln aus dem wunderschönen Sommerurlaub auf Texel dabei- da freu ich mich doppelt 😊 
Die Tage werden die Töpfe und Kästen dann noch winterfest gemacht- und durch noch mehr Weihnachtsdeko aufgehübscht und dann freuen sich 2020 die Bienen 🐝
Habt ihr schon alles weihnachtlich dekoriert?
Habt einen schönen Abend ⭐

#pflanzenpflanzen #plants #pflanzenmuddi #forthebees #blumenzwiebeln #balcony #urbangardening #urbanjungle #plantforthebees #balkon #balkonaufhübschen #citybalcony #plantlover #botanicalwomen

Meine Nachmittagsbeschäftigung für heute: Blumenzwiebeln einbuddeln! Das Gute dabei: ich vergesse immer, in welche Balkonkästen und Töpfe ich was gepflanzt habe, und bin dann im Frühling ganz überrascht, wo es überall sprießt und blüht 🌱 😇 🌱
Sind übrigens ganz viele Zwiebeln aus dem wunderschönen Sommerurlaub auf Texel dabei- da freu ich mich doppelt 😊
Die Tage werden die Töpfe und Kästen dann noch winterfest gemacht- und durch noch mehr Weihnachtsdeko aufgehübscht und dann freuen sich 2020 die Bienen 🐝
Habt ihr schon alles weihnachtlich dekoriert?
Habt einen schönen Abend ⭐

#pflanzenpflanzen #plants #pflanzenmuddi #forthebees #blumenzwiebeln #balcony #urbangardening #urbanjungle #plantforthebees #balkon #balkonaufhübschen #citybalcony #plantlover #botanicalwomen

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We are getting at least one giant zucchini a day now. They just appear out of nowhere. Last year we said we wouldn’t plant as many because we couldn’t keep up. This year we doubled our plants on last year. Send help. Or recipe ideas. Either or 🤦🏼‍♀️

We are getting at least one giant zucchini a day now. They just appear out of nowhere. Last year we said we wouldn’t plant as many because we couldn’t keep up. This year we doubled our plants on last year. Send help. Or recipe ideas. Either or 🤦🏼‍♀️

A funny saying by a friend. I couldn’t resist turning this into a sticker. Also, if this was a club I would totally join it. 🐝 •
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#typography #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #designstudent #designqueens #columbusdesigner #columbusga #columbusstateuniversity #illustration #icon #icondesign #type #typographydesign #stickittothethesis #bitchesforthebees #forthebees #bees #savethebees

A funny saying by a friend. I couldn’t resist turning this into a sticker. Also, if this was a club I would totally join it. 🐝 •



#typography #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #designstudent #designqueens #columbusdesigner #columbusga #columbusstateuniversity #illustration #icon #icondesign #type #typographydesign #stickittothethesis #bitchesforthebees #forthebees #bees #savethebees

I realised recently that I don’t have a lot of plants that flower at this time of year, so this week I’ve put in 30 native ground covers and grasses- the only way to go with new water restrictions in place in Sydney.
#forthebees
#smallpositives
#plectranthusparviflorus #ajugaaustralis
#droughtproofgardening

I realised recently that I don’t have a lot of plants that flower at this time of year, so this week I’ve put in 30 native ground covers and grasses- the only way to go with new water restrictions in place in Sydney.
#forthebees
#smallpositives
#plectranthusparviflorus #ajugaaustralis
#droughtproofgardening

Celebrate your produce 😇 
When you sow, water, grow, harvest and cook your own produce, you can’t help but feel a little more connected to the living world around you. Call me a hippie 🤷🏼‍♀️ I still get excited pulling radishes out of the ground even though I’ve grown dozens of them now. They’re cute. They deserve a photo shoot 🌱

Celebrate your produce 😇
When you sow, water, grow, harvest and cook your own produce, you can’t help but feel a little more connected to the living world around you. Call me a hippie 🤷🏼‍♀️ I still get excited pulling radishes out of the ground even though I’ve grown dozens of them now. They’re cute. They deserve a photo shoot 🌱

The first zinnia of the season doing its job and feeding the bees 🌻🐝 #greenthumb #zinnia #zinnias #forthebees #forthebutterflies #beesofinstagram #savethebees #savethebees🐝 #flowergarden #recycledwater

The first zinnia of the season doing its job and feeding the bees 🌻🐝 #greenthumb #zinnia #zinnias #forthebees #forthebutterflies #beesofinstagram #savethebees #savethebees 🐝 #flowergarden #recycledwater

My Prostanthera (ID’d by @pretty.produce a while back... she says they’re edible too 👍🏼) is in full bloom and living its best life even though I completely neglect it through all the 35-40 degree days. The Ipswich city council gives you 6 free native plants when you bring in your rates notice, and this was hands down the best one I chose, without knowing it at the time. It’s such a joyful shrub and it attracts so many bees and butterflies 🦋...I’m currently trying to grow some cuttings from it so I can plant them everywhere, but if they fail I will grab one (or six) with my next rates notice 🤩🙌🏼
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#blooms #forthebees #livelifehappy #beauty #garden #urbangarden #prostanthera #aussie #qld #wildlife

My Prostanthera (ID’d by @pretty.produce a while back... she says they’re edible too 👍🏼) is in full bloom and living its best life even though I completely neglect it through all the 35-40 degree days. The Ipswich city council gives you 6 free native plants when you bring in your rates notice, and this was hands down the best one I chose, without knowing it at the time. It’s such a joyful shrub and it attracts so many bees and butterflies 🦋...I’m currently trying to grow some cuttings from it so I can plant them everywhere, but if they fail I will grab one (or six) with my next rates notice 🤩🙌🏼
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#blooms #forthebees #livelifehappy #beauty #garden #urbangarden #prostanthera #aussie #qld #wildlife

Last night watering before higher level water restrictions kick in... grateful for hardy bright colours keeping our spirits up in the smoky dry garden. Hope the combo of deep mulch, soil wetter and one last decent water keeps things going ok . #vegie #foodgarden #waterwisegardening #permaculture #raisedbeds #flowersinthefoodgarden #cornflower #nasturtium #forthebees

Last night watering before higher level water restrictions kick in... grateful for hardy bright colours keeping our spirits up in the smoky dry garden. Hope the combo of deep mulch, soil wetter and one last decent water keeps things going ok . #vegie #foodgarden #waterwisegardening #permaculture #raisedbeds #flowersinthefoodgarden #cornflower #nasturtium #forthebees

New phone case for the pixel! #pelacase makes compostable phone cases and a liquid screen protector to minimize SO MUCH plastic waste that's associated with phones. They also use no/very minimal packing to also cut down. 
If you're in the market for a new case (because you need one; not just to waste the old one!), consider them! www.pela.earth and www.pela.earth/track to track your waste .
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#believeinbetter #liquidcanopy #phonecase #pixel4 #newphone #minimizewaste #compostable #savingtheearth #forthebees #savethebees #reducereuserecycle #trackyourwaste

New phone case for the pixel! #pelacase makes compostable phone cases and a liquid screen protector to minimize SO MUCH plastic waste that's associated with phones. They also use no/very minimal packing to also cut down.
If you're in the market for a new case (because you need one; not just to waste the old one!), consider them! www.pela.earth and www.pela.earth/track to track your waste .
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#believeinbetter #liquidcanopy #phonecase #pixel4 #newphone #minimizewaste #compostable #savingtheearth #forthebees #savethebees #reducereuserecycle #trackyourwaste

My #nomowlawn is coming along and covered in all things yellow and white. 
#lawn #forthebees #dandelion #summer #yellow #fuckmowing

My #nomowlawn is coming along and covered in all things yellow and white.
#lawn #forthebees #dandelion #summer #yellow #fuckmowing

Today I found a common milkweed pod that I had missed some how.I could've harvested the seeds but instead i took it to the wood line and did a little gorilla gardening.Heres to hoping that these seeds will make many many milkweed plant!
#commonmilkweedfloss #commonmilkweedpods #commonmilkweedseeds #commonmilkweed #gorillagardening #spreadingseed #forthebees #fortheloveofbees #fortheloveofmonarchs #fortheloveofbutterflies #forthemonarchs #forthebutterflies #forourchildren #forourchildrensfuture #seedsofhope

Today I found a common milkweed pod that I had missed some how.I could've harvested the seeds but instead i took it to the wood line and did a little gorilla gardening.Heres to hoping that these seeds will make many many milkweed plant!
#commonmilkweedfloss #commonmilkweedpods #commonmilkweedseeds #commonmilkweed #gorillagardening #spreadingseed #forthebees #fortheloveofbees #fortheloveofmonarchs #fortheloveofbutterflies #forthemonarchs #forthebutterflies #forourchildren #forourchildrensfuture #seedsofhope

Blushing Beehives.... this pattern was created from bits and pieces of other patterns I had made as I learned what worked and what didn’t.  I’m especially fond of it because my husband calls me “Bumble”.... I’d love to have my own bees and even took a class on keeping them.  Now we just need the backyard for them! 
#surfacepattern
#surfacepatterndesigner
#idesign
#textiledesigner 
#sewists
#sewistsofinstagram
#quilters
#repeatpattern
#licensingartist
#surfacedesign
#everydaycreatives
#fabric
#fabricdesigner
#creativesontherise
#courageouscreative
#honeyhive 
#forthebees 
#farmhousedecor 
#sweetfireroad

Blushing Beehives.... this pattern was created from bits and pieces of other patterns I had made as I learned what worked and what didn’t. I’m especially fond of it because my husband calls me “Bumble”.... I’d love to have my own bees and even took a class on keeping them. Now we just need the backyard for them!
#surfacepattern
#surfacepatterndesigner
#idesign
#textiledesigner
#sewists
#sewistsofinstagram
#quilters
#repeatpattern
#licensingartist
#surfacedesign
#everydaycreatives
#fabric
#fabricdesigner
#creativesontherise
#courageouscreative
#honeyhive
#forthebees
#farmhousedecor
#sweetfireroad

First brinjals, cucumber, courgette, chillies and volunteer tomatoes of the season. We have learnt some valuable gardening lessons the past 3 years of very little rain. Our 6 x 5000 l rain tanks are not enough to keep the garden alive so time to invest in a few more. The dream of having a huge vegetable garden is also not practical so we now are just growing in two raised beds and are converting our self catering cottage garden into a Chilli , herb and pollinators area. At least the monkeys will leave those alone and there will be plenty of flowers for our bees. It is predicted that we are in for a wet December ........ not a moment too soon.  #growfoodnotlawns #organicgarden#growyourownfood#forageandharvest#thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden#cottagegarden#forthebees#saveourbees#healthyliving#pollinatorgarden #lovewhatyoudo#livingthedream#mudhuttersmorganbay#farmtotable

First brinjals, cucumber, courgette, chillies and volunteer tomatoes of the season. We have learnt some valuable gardening lessons the past 3 years of very little rain. Our 6 x 5000 l rain tanks are not enough to keep the garden alive so time to invest in a few more. The dream of having a huge vegetable garden is also not practical so we now are just growing in two raised beds and are converting our self catering cottage garden into a Chilli , herb and pollinators area. At least the monkeys will leave those alone and there will be plenty of flowers for our bees. It is predicted that we are in for a wet December ........ not a moment too soon. #growfoodnotlawns #organicgarden #growyourownfood #forageandharvest #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #cottagegarden #forthebees #saveourbees #healthyliving #pollinatorgarden #lovewhatyoudo #livingthedream #mudhuttersmorganbay #farmtotable

👉Help us Kickstart 'Shrew with the Flu!' 👈⁠
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We've teamed up with aspiring children's book author and all-round talented young man Will Hamilton-Davies (@will_hd) to help promote his Kickstarter Campaign to release his new Children's book with a strong ecological message 'Shrew with the Flu!' ⁠
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While at university Will wrote a story about a greedy shrew who learns to respect Mother Nature, having eaten an entire forest. After writing the story, Will discovered us and our Seedboms. Using the power of a story to encourage readers to respect Mother Nature, alongside our Seedboms that allows users to revive it, he hopes that families will feel empowered to think differently about our natural world.⁠
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Will has also teamed up with the illustrator Jennifer Davison (@jen_sketch) for the book. The preliminary drawings look fantastic! ⁠
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The aims of the book:⁠
• Teaching Children to Respect Nature⁠
• Empowering Families to Be Part of Nature's Revival⁠
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The reward packages include: ⁠
• Signed hardcover copies of the book⁠
• Read-aloud audio recording of the book⁠
• Digital copy of the book!⁠
• Custom 'Shrew with the Flu' Seedboms!⁠
• Stickers⁠
• Handwritten "thank you" note from Shrew⁠
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SO GET SUPPORTING TO HELP GET THIS GREAT PROJECT KICKSTARTED!!!! (Link in bio).⁠
-⁠ #TheShrewwiththeFlu #kickstarter #Childrensbook #illustration #seedbom #seedbombs #gardening #bees #savethebees #guerrillagardening #grow #wildflowers #biodegradable #plasticfree #throwitgrowit #zerowaste #ethical #ethicallymade #designfornature #urbannature #compostable #sustainable #getoutdoors #gift #ecofriendly  #designedfornature #environment #respecttheenvirnoment #storytelling #forthebees⁠
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👉Help us Kickstart 'Shrew with the Flu!' 👈⁠
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We've teamed up with aspiring children's book author and all-round talented young man Will Hamilton-Davies (@will_hd ) to help promote his Kickstarter Campaign to release his new Children's book with a strong ecological message 'Shrew with the Flu!' ⁠
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While at university Will wrote a story about a greedy shrew who learns to respect Mother Nature, having eaten an entire forest. After writing the story, Will discovered us and our Seedboms. Using the power of a story to encourage readers to respect Mother Nature, alongside our Seedboms that allows users to revive it, he hopes that families will feel empowered to think differently about our natural world.⁠
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Will has also teamed up with the illustrator Jennifer Davison (@jen_sketch ) for the book. The preliminary drawings look fantastic! ⁠
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The aims of the book:⁠
• Teaching Children to Respect Nature⁠
• Empowering Families to Be Part of Nature's Revival⁠
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The reward packages include: ⁠
• Signed hardcover copies of the book⁠
• Read-aloud audio recording of the book⁠
• Digital copy of the book!⁠
• Custom 'Shrew with the Flu' Seedboms!⁠
• Stickers⁠
• Handwritten "thank you" note from Shrew⁠
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SO GET SUPPORTING TO HELP GET THIS GREAT PROJECT KICKSTARTED!!!! (Link in bio).⁠
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for flowers, the bee is the messenger of love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#everyflowercounts #plantflowers #forthebees #beecity #earthcare #permaculturewomen

for bees, the flower is the fountain of life ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
for flowers, the bee is the messenger of love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#everyflowercounts #plantflowers #forthebees #beecity #earthcare #permaculturewomen

Honeybee Farmacy CIC is happy to announce that we have been awarded a @tnlcommunityfund Awards for All grant to increase citizen engagement with biodiversity in Nottingham! We’re working to make Nottingham the most bee friendly city in the UK, and need your help to do it. A lack of habitat and forage is deepening a decline in both wild and managed bee populations. Our mission is to establish greener urban environments whilst helping biodiversity and pollinators 🐝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Early next year we will have a limited number of native wildflower seeds and resources for schools and community groups. If your community space, school, or place of worship has a spare patch of land (no matter how big or small) that can be used to help local biodiversity, to build bee populations, and contribute to local and national bee research then let us know!

If you are an individual that wants to get involved, then just in time for Spring you will be able to find our native wildflower seed packets across the city. Picking up a packet will enable you to take part in a biodiversity area mapping citizen science project, as well as an opportunity to get involved with a big bee count in the summer. We will also be hosting educational talks, pollinator plant installations, and seed, bee, flower themed workshops/events to get involved with.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To top it off, we’re co-creating an Education Garden and Bee Sanctuary with our friends @the_urban_worm, @green_scene_cic and Moo Haven Horse Rescue. To find out more about the Bee City project head over to our BRAND NEW website! [link in bio]. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#beecity #everyflowercounts #plantflowers #forthebees #awardsforall #nationallotterycommunityfund #citizenscience #earthcare #nottingham #communityresilience #socialenterprise

Honeybee Farmacy CIC is happy to announce that we have been awarded a @tnlcommunityfund Awards for All grant to increase citizen engagement with biodiversity in Nottingham! We’re working to make Nottingham the most bee friendly city in the UK, and need your help to do it. A lack of habitat and forage is deepening a decline in both wild and managed bee populations. Our mission is to establish greener urban environments whilst helping biodiversity and pollinators 🐝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Early next year we will have a limited number of native wildflower seeds and resources for schools and community groups. If your community space, school, or place of worship has a spare patch of land (no matter how big or small) that can be used to help local biodiversity, to build bee populations, and contribute to local and national bee research then let us know!

If you are an individual that wants to get involved, then just in time for Spring you will be able to find our native wildflower seed packets across the city. Picking up a packet will enable you to take part in a biodiversity area mapping citizen science project, as well as an opportunity to get involved with a big bee count in the summer. We will also be hosting educational talks, pollinator plant installations, and seed, bee, flower themed workshops/events to get involved with.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To top it off, we’re co-creating an Education Garden and Bee Sanctuary with our friends @the_urban_worm , @green_scene_cic and Moo Haven Horse Rescue. To find out more about the Bee City project head over to our BRAND NEW website! [link in bio]. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#beecity #everyflowercounts #plantflowers #forthebees #awardsforall #nationallotterycommunityfund #citizenscience #earthcare #nottingham #communityresilience #socialenterprise

1. DEC1st Out + About 
I'm all about those seaside daisys because they stop weeeeeds.
#planting #gardening #gooutside #outandabout #seasidedaisy #fms #fmsphotoaday #fms_outandabout #daisy #nurture #timeout #forthebees 🌸🐝

1. DEC1st Out + About
I'm all about those seaside daisys because they stop weeeeeds.
#planting #gardening #gooutside #outandabout #seasidedaisy #fms #fmsphotoaday #fms_outandabout #daisy #nurture #timeout #forthebees 🌸🐝

Fossilized honey! No not really buy it sure looks like it. Phantom quartz necklace. Available here at Vicki’s Eatery! #fossilizedhoney #forthebees #beelove #phantomquartz #quartznecklace #maker #ginnywolfstudio #vickiseatery #silvercitynm #theadventuresofadmiralbeeswing #gypsylife #travelingartist #fulltimervartist

Fossilized honey! No not really buy it sure looks like it. Phantom quartz necklace. Available here at Vicki’s Eatery! #fossilizedhoney #forthebees #beelove #phantomquartz #quartznecklace #maker #ginnywolfstudio #vickiseatery #silvercitynm #theadventuresofadmiralbeeswing #gypsylife #travelingartist #fulltimervartist

Bees are very important in pollinating flowers.🌻🐝⁠
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While gathering pollen, the honey bee also pollinates flowers as she accidentally carries pollen from flower to flower. When a pollen grain combines with a flower egg cell inside the flower, a seed begins to grow. Bees pollinate many crop plants—plants that give us food like oranges, apples and watermelons.⁠
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Drop a bee emoji below if you love bees!🐝🐝🐝⁠
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#nectar #womenbeekeepers #bringbackthebees #bees #sunflowerseed #busyasabee #instabee #justflowers #wildbees #beeyard #polline #beesweet #beekeepers #polinators #forthebees #beesarelife #flyinginsect #pollinatorweek #pollinatorhabitat #insectlife #pollinatorweek2019 #nationalpollinatorweek #hoverfly #honeycombs #weneedbees #workingbee #natureprevails #beesareawesome #wildcarrot #savethebees

Bees are very important in pollinating flowers.🌻🐝⁠

While gathering pollen, the honey bee also pollinates flowers as she accidentally carries pollen from flower to flower. When a pollen grain combines with a flower egg cell inside the flower, a seed begins to grow. Bees pollinate many crop plants—plants that give us food like oranges, apples and watermelons.⁠

Drop a bee emoji below if you love bees!🐝🐝🐝⁠
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#nectar #womenbeekeepers #bringbackthebees #bees #sunflowerseed #busyasabee #instabee #justflowers #wildbees #beeyard #polline #beesweet #beekeepers #polinators #forthebees #beesarelife #flyinginsect #pollinatorweek #pollinatorhabitat #insectlife #pollinatorweek2019 #nationalpollinatorweek #hoverfly #honeycombs #weneedbees #workingbee #natureprevails #beesareawesome #wildcarrot #savethebees

these are the moments that make me equally feel a bit crazy and #badass : this #blackfriday I stood for the bees in the icy rain with this sign around my neck... it was just a few of us standing in #charlottetown #pei for what we believe in at our usual  #fridaysforfuture #protest (there's no photos, because my phone died in the cold weather :D ) #buynothingday #forthebees #savethebees

these are the moments that make me equally feel a bit crazy and #badass : this #blackfriday I stood for the bees in the icy rain with this sign around my neck... it was just a few of us standing in #charlottetown #pei for what we believe in at our usual #fridaysforfuture #protest (there's no photos, because my phone died in the cold weather :D ) #buynothingday #forthebees #savethebees

This isn’t a food crop... not for us anyway 🌻 🐝 
This year we put aside a section of our little patch to plant a mix of things just for the soil and insects... and we’re quietly excited about things blooming eventually, like these sunflowers, dotted through the field!
#forthebees #fortheinsects #forthesoil #forthefarmers

This isn’t a food crop... not for us anyway 🌻 🐝
This year we put aside a section of our little patch to plant a mix of things just for the soil and insects... and we’re quietly excited about things blooming eventually, like these sunflowers, dotted through the field!
#forthebees #fortheinsects #forthesoil #forthefarmers

Gikk glipp av #blackfriday i år igjen. Har ikke kjøpt en eneste ting, for jeg har alt jeg trenger.
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Sier det med en hjerteforma potet, for vi burde heller ta vare på naturen. Mindre forbruk, mer love, rett og slett ❤️💚

Gikk glipp av #blackfriday i år igjen. Har ikke kjøpt en eneste ting, for jeg har alt jeg trenger.
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Sier det med en hjerteforma potet, for vi burde heller ta vare på naturen. Mindre forbruk, mer love, rett og slett ❤️💚

Wildflowers are finally blooming 🌼 In my garden

Wildflowers are finally blooming 🌼 In my garden

Our Christmas present to ourselves.  Mulch, beautiful water & labour saving mulch!  I am already getting angsty about how much water is in our household & garden tank to get us through Summer & Autumn.  It ran dry twice earlier this year, once being when the bushfires came up close in nearby town edge.  Nup.  Life is to be lived not endured, so lashed out my savings on mulch. 😊🌼💟 #urbanhomestead #liveyourbestlife #gardenmulch #gardenwonder #savingwater #selfsufficientlife #growyourownfood #mygardenadventure #simplethings #slowflowers #simplelife #permaculturegarden #droughttolerantgarden #natureismygod #homesteading #urbanfarmer #heirloomseeds #heirloomveggies #heirloomflowers #companipnplanting #forthebees #insectpopulation #permielife #offgridliving #livingofftheland #offgridfreedom

Our Christmas present to ourselves. Mulch, beautiful water & labour saving mulch! I am already getting angsty about how much water is in our household & garden tank to get us through Summer & Autumn. It ran dry twice earlier this year, once being when the bushfires came up close in nearby town edge. Nup. Life is to be lived not endured, so lashed out my savings on mulch. 😊🌼💟 #urbanhomestead #liveyourbestlife #gardenmulch #gardenwonder #savingwater #selfsufficientlife #growyourownfood #mygardenadventure #simplethings #slowflowers #simplelife #permaculturegarden #droughttolerantgarden #natureismygod #homesteading #urbanfarmer #heirloomseeds #heirloomveggies #heirloomflowers #companipnplanting #forthebees #insectpopulation #permielife #offgridliving #livingofftheland #offgridfreedom

Another small serving of the Thanksgiving pie 😜. Whole piece coming tomorrow!
Quite stoked that this is my FIRST piece in a new medium. Can you tell what? THIS topic  because my heart is broken for the dying birds and bees (not figurative ‘birds & bees’😳) 💜 #forthebees #forthebirds #childrensbookillustration 
#picturebookart #picturebookartist  #thekissinghand #kidlitartist #kidlitart #kissinghandartist #childrensbookillustrator #childrensbooks #kidlitillustration #picturebook #picturebookillustration #picturebookillustrator

Another small serving of the Thanksgiving pie 😜. Whole piece coming tomorrow!
Quite stoked that this is my FIRST piece in a new medium. Can you tell what? THIS topic because my heart is broken for the dying birds and bees (not figurative ‘birds & bees’😳) 💜 #forthebees #forthebirds #childrensbookillustration
#picturebookart #picturebookartist #thekissinghand #kidlitartist #kidlitart #kissinghandartist #childrensbookillustrator #childrensbooks #kidlitillustration #picturebook #picturebookillustration #picturebookillustrator

doing what we can to support local bee populations. #forthebees #beeexperience

doing what we can to support local bee populations. #forthebees #beeexperience

What will you do for the bees? #forthebees #beeexperience

What will you do for the bees? #forthebees #beeexperience

Join us to find out where they went. Coming to a city near you! #forthebees #beeexperience

Join us to find out where they went. Coming to a city near you! #forthebees #beeexperience

#forthebees 🐝🐝🐝🐝

#forthebees 🐝🐝🐝🐝

I’ve been getting a lot of praise recently for being so inspiring and for following my dreams... While that’s certainly a nice thing to hear, I’d like to clarify a few things.

I did not leave my “happily ever after” because I fancy marching and sleeping in the streets.

I did not leave a town full of friends who I consider family because I think I’ll have more fun somewhere else.

I did not abandon plans to open a vegan restaurant (a dream come true) because one morning I woke up thinking there was more fun to be had somewhere else.

No. 
I did these things because I’m terrified. 
I’ve read the reports.
I understand the science.
And I’m bat shit scared.

I’m scared of what’s going to happen to society, to my family, to my friends.

I’m terrified because I’m considered a weird hippy for giving a shit, when this is literally life or death of whole species and whole populations.

And I’m mostly a scared because it’s not being told how it is, humans are incredible at compartmentalising, on one hand we know the earth is on fire. On the other I need to buy that new car, go on that holiday, eat meat because that’s normal.

Well normal is going to destroy this planet.

I realised after a year of watching the news, watching XR, watching from the sidelines that I couldn’t just watch anymore.

I am following this path because I think it’s not too late (I could still be wrong in even thinking that, it could definitely be too late) But I am standing up for the animals, for the global south, for the poor, I am using what privilege I have, to fight and to try and get more people to fight.

If you think what I’m doing is great, I appreciate you, but what I want from you is to stand up and join the fight before it’s too late.

We are but one, but we’re not alone.

Photo Credit: @steventiller

I’ve been getting a lot of praise recently for being so inspiring and for following my dreams... While that’s certainly a nice thing to hear, I’d like to clarify a few things.

I did not leave my “happily ever after” because I fancy marching and sleeping in the streets.

I did not leave a town full of friends who I consider family because I think I’ll have more fun somewhere else.

I did not abandon plans to open a vegan restaurant (a dream come true) because one morning I woke up thinking there was more fun to be had somewhere else.

No.
I did these things because I’m terrified.
I’ve read the reports.
I understand the science.
And I’m bat shit scared.

I’m scared of what’s going to happen to society, to my family, to my friends.

I’m terrified because I’m considered a weird hippy for giving a shit, when this is literally life or death of whole species and whole populations.

And I’m mostly a scared because it’s not being told how it is, humans are incredible at compartmentalising, on one hand we know the earth is on fire. On the other I need to buy that new car, go on that holiday, eat meat because that’s normal.

Well normal is going to destroy this planet.

I realised after a year of watching the news, watching XR, watching from the sidelines that I couldn’t just watch anymore.

I am following this path because I think it’s not too late (I could still be wrong in even thinking that, it could definitely be too late) But I am standing up for the animals, for the global south, for the poor, I am using what privilege I have, to fight and to try and get more people to fight.

If you think what I’m doing is great, I appreciate you, but what I want from you is to stand up and join the fight before it’s too late.

We are but one, but we’re not alone.

Photo Credit: @steventiller

So, it's my own fault that I don't get housework done. 
Sleepy native bees inside the harvested calendula & strawflowers that I petal plucked today.  I carefully gathered them into a jar, and they woke up. 
#permielife #permaculturegarden #urbanfarmer #growfood #forthebees #flowerpower #flowerseverywhere #beneficialinsects #savingtheinsects #insectpopulation #selfsufficientlife #urbanhomestead #simplethings #slowflowers #slowlife #mygardenadventure

So, it's my own fault that I don't get housework done.
Sleepy native bees inside the harvested calendula & strawflowers that I petal plucked today. I carefully gathered them into a jar, and they woke up.
#permielife #permaculturegarden #urbanfarmer #growfood #forthebees #flowerpower #flowerseverywhere #beneficialinsects #savingtheinsects #insectpopulation #selfsufficientlife #urbanhomestead #simplethings #slowflowers #slowlife #mygardenadventure

One of my favourite Australian native plants is this Baeckea Camphorata. The bees love it too. Always flowers for Christmas but has been getting earlier the last few years. Definitely one to grow .
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#australiannativeplants #baeckea #baeckeacamphorata #inmygardenthismorning #forthebees

One of my favourite Australian native plants is this Baeckea Camphorata. The bees love it too. Always flowers for Christmas but has been getting earlier the last few years. Definitely one to grow .
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#australiannativeplants #baeckea #baeckeacamphorata #inmygardenthismorning #forthebees

Made seed bombs in the shape of wontons using native seeds from my garden. Trying to catch up on my life after having packed nearly 45 boxes of my mom’s belongings in preparation for her move back to NJ. The tiredness has caught up, so I’m horizontal before the fireplace and ready for a much needed nap. #nativeseeds #seedbombs #seedbombs🌱 #diyxmasgifts #handmadegifts #nativeplants #forthebees

Made seed bombs in the shape of wontons using native seeds from my garden. Trying to catch up on my life after having packed nearly 45 boxes of my mom’s belongings in preparation for her move back to NJ. The tiredness has caught up, so I’m horizontal before the fireplace and ready for a much needed nap. #nativeseeds #seedbombs #seedbombs 🌱 #diyxmasgifts #handmadegifts #nativeplants #forthebees