BEE There …. practical activism to save the bees

Please feel free to join this new project in Simon’s Town, Cape Town: 

BeeonYellowFlowerJenny Cullinan and Karin Sternberg and Geoff Tribe of ‘DEEP SOUTH BEES’ have located a vacant piece of land on which to establish bee-attracting plants and bee hotels.

WHEN?                 

Saturday 7 November – from 3pm

WHERE?

Gay Road parking, Simon’s Town

DIRECTIONS:

Travelling south towards Simon’s Town, pass through the Town to where the main road of St Georges Street becomes Queens Road.  Pass Martello Road on the left and take the next left turn into Seaforth Road;  then first right into Gay Road.

Park in the designated parking areas in Gay Road.

NOTE:  Where Miller Road joins Gay Road, there is a concrete stepped pathway down to Water’s Edge beach.  The plot of land is on the right as you face the ocean.

IDEAS ON WHAT TO BRING, AND WHICH WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED:

Donations of Compost

Spades (don’t forget to mark your tools in some recognisable way!)

Donations of plants and planting tools, water canisters and stakes & sticks to indicate their presence

Tools to help clear the land, rubbish bags, gloves, your truck (if available) in which to dump the cleared brush

Costumes & beach towels to enjoy the adjacent beach at Water’s Edge

Money to buy your own refreshments at the nearby kiosk

WILLING HANDS & ENTHUSIASM!

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Sonia Mountford

Sonia Mountford lived as an expat in the Middle East for a number of years and enjoyed travelling and exposure to third and first world cultures. Her interest in food security began while visiting in Sri Lanka after floods and discovering the politics around Food Aid. As a co-founder of Grass Consumer Action and the only full time member, she spent four years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa, investigating, questioning and exposing misleading claims. Although her interests range from food politics to toxins in our food, including harmful ingredients in processed foods and Big Food influence; she soon came to realize that the most important part of the food journey begins on farms. For that reason she spends much of her time visiting farms, learning and talking about constraints and concerns in production methods with farmers. Passionate about nutritional food security she believes higher animal welfare farming practices are not only necessary for ethical reasons but also for human health. She is an ambassador for SOIL, BEES and healthy WATER. Mountford started EATegrity (eategrity.co.za) “Helping You Find Integrity in the Food Chain” in 2015. Her aim is create greater consumer awareness about the food chain and to encourage transparency in the South African food industry.

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