We know: we keep using exclamation points on our posts, but come on, look at all the bounty! Hope to see you at one of these events in the next two weeks!
First, Friday June 14: Bob from Urban Bee will be presenting at Om Culture in Wallingford as part of the Permaculture Now series SUPPER! (Seattle Urban Permculture Practice, Education, and Resources). Bring food for Potluck at 6:30; talk starts at 7. Subjects covered: how bees went from gods to slaves; new practices in urban beekeeping; biomimicry; how a bee would ride the Tour de France; and the spirit of the hive. Gratuitous quotes from Sylvia Plath to Maurice Maeterlink to Wendell Berry. This is a really fun series and we hope you can make it!
THEN, Tuesday June 18, we are proud to support the appearance of Marion Nestle, writer of the renowned FOOD POLITICS blog and numerous books on the subject. Dr. Nestle will be speaking at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church as part of their THE WELL series. If you don’t know:
Dr. Nestle has received many awards and honors including the 2011 National Public Health Hero award from the University of California Berkeley School Of Public Health.
Dr. Nestle has written many articles and blogs regularly. Two of her books that will be of particular interest for this presentation are Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.
On Saturday, June 23, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm we are offering Field Sessions at the Beacon Food Forest apiary. The classes include a guided tour of the food forest (itself an amazement), plus an introduction to bees and urban beekeeping, a conversation about local food systems and more. Veils and gloves provided. Cost is $25. There are about five spots left, so get in touch now to make a reservation. Details here!
Lastly, Wednesday, June 26th, also at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church. Again we are happy to support their series THE WELL and the presentation of Ron Finley, urban gardener from Los Angeles. Listen to Ron’s TED talk here and come out to see him in person in a couple weeks.