October 7th Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
and Annual Business Meeting
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
Being a Bee-friendly Gardener
with Jacqueline Freeman
FREE to the public and members. No registration required.
Join us for an informative program with Jacqueline Freeman who will speak about being a bee-friendly gardener, what is most beneficial for pollinators, what to plant, how, when, and where - and how that works so well with good garden design. She will include information about native pollinators, bee housing, and what are productive nectar and honey sources. She will also show how you can make a lovely bee watering station to get them through the dry months. We will also sample some floral honey!
Jacqueline Freeman is a biodynamic farmer and a bee-lover for over a decade. She speaks frequently at national and regional conferences relating honeybees to permaculture, organic beekeeping, and biodynamic agriculture. This year she was a speaker at the Women's Permaculture Conference, the Washington Tilth Conference, the Organic Beekeepers Conference and many other Washington events.
She is in the the documentary about honeybees, "Queen of the Sun" and wrote a chapter for the book that accompanies the movie. Her new book has just been released, "Communications with Bees: Bringing The Sacred Back To Our Relationship With Honeybees."
This meeting is also the annual business meeting where member will cast their vote for three new Board of Director positions and vote on revisions to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. Refreshments will be provided by the Foundation.