September 22, 2010

This Saturday, September 25th, Lynden celebrates National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread” by holding a resource fair featuring local food activists, organizations and vendors. This week I’m blogging about a number of the participating groups. Today’s featured organization is BeePods.

In Monday’s post, I mentioned that Walnut Way Conservation Corp. will have honey produced in their neighborhood available at the resource fair on Saturday. In fact, Milwaukee is one of an increasing number of cities and towns that have legalized urban beekeeping. The fast-growing urban beekeeping movement seeks to revert to a less industrialized form of honey production by pollinating urban gardens with small-scale bee colonies. BeePods have played an integral role by designing and producing hives for personal use that are safe, accessible and affordable. Unlike commercial bee hives that are designed for maximum honey production, the BeePod is based on an ancient hive design that provides maximum ease of use for the beekeeper as well as a more natural environment for the bee. Learn more from BeePods in person at the resource fair, and for more info,

Lynden celebrates National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread,” on Saturday, September 25th, from 1 – 4 pm. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free. Admission includes access to the garden, house, and resource fair, and snacks from local vendors. This will be the first in a year-round series of sustainability events at the sculpture garden.

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