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Time to Start
Spring is upon us, and we all need a dose of fresh air.
We are heading into the growing season, and many of us are anxious to get started.
I am a little late getting seedlings started this year, but better late than never!
I will be starting tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapeños, and cucumbers indoors. The rest (greens, roots, herbs, beans, peas, corn, zucchini, and pumpkin). I will sow directly into the ground at their respective start times.
This year I'll be using my own compost, which is very satisfying, from two vermi-composting systems I started in my home last fall.
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What My Clients Have to Say
Wow, Jessica Goldstrohm at The Bees Waggle, is amazing! I wish I had her energy, enthusiasm and brilliance. I have had the pleasure of knowing her over the last several years. She has tremendous skill in educating the public, both children and adults about native pollinators. She has setup educational curricula, and even written a children's book promoting the importance of pollinators. Her work ethic is tireless and her dedication inspiring. I am proud to call her my friend and my cohort in raising the awareness of the importance of pollinators.
Regarding the Solitary Bee Observation House:
So exciting and educational watching the circle of life with these little bees. Laying their eggs and watching them develop through their life. I love going out everyday to see what if something new has happened in the burrows they make their egg cells in.
Regarding School Programming:
Jessica was an essential expert to compliment our learning expedition, The World is our Garden. Jessica's knowledge and expertise about pollination and pollinators allowed for our first graders to have hands on lessons for 5 weeks in our outdoor classroom. Students were engaged and excited to learn through Jessica's well planned, sequential lessons.
Regarding "The Hungry Honeybee":
I teach at a nature based preschool and we plant extensive bee/butterfly gardens. This book (which by the way comes with "bee" flower seeds) explains well how to help the bees find food and why they need our help. I especially liked the part when the bee is flying looking for colored flowers and she wonders why people plant so much useless-nonfood (i.e.grass) plants. This book is written from the bees perspective and clearly states how to help bees with a POSITIVE message. (So often, endangered species books leave you sad and unable to help--but here all you have to do is plant "bee" seeds!)