As a growing Forest School in our community, our aim is to be giving back to our community and environment as much as we can. This is one more way to participate in a cause that is near and dear to our philosophies. It also helps our students recognize their efforts beyond just helping the bees in our forest. Our students love learning We would love to be a part of this wonderful cause and to be recognized for our efforts in helping to move it forward (although knowing we help our local bees is good enough 🙂 ..)
We are a Forest School committed to nurturing our student’s connection to themselves, others and nature. Part of this is teaching them about how they can be stewards for the environment. We plant native wildflowers species, care for 4 bee hives on the property, and teach them all about pollination and the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
We currently have a native plant garden full of pollinator-friendly plants. We hope to expand this garden and create a few others throughout our property (78 acres). Currently we have plants such as echinacea /cone flower, bee balm, asters, black eyed susan, cup plant, lavender, sunflowers, borage, yarrow, butterfly bush, milkweed, anise hyssop, verbena. We hope to create a dedicated milkweed garden, and create 1-2 more mini wildflower gardens for further pollination.
Some of our students make honey from our bees and we are hoping to have a pop up stand this year with pictures and cards made by our students about our bee journey and the importance of pollination. The profit from the honey will go back into adding more gardens and flowers for our bees!