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Bees: Small but Mighty

2016 Greeley, Colorado, USAKendra and cheque

Bees provide up to 1/3 of our diet, which may seem small, but includes a variety of foods such as: fruits, vegetables, grains, and even meat. Kendra’s proposal was to plant gardens with bee-friendly flowers in the community to help these small workers.

By planting these gardens, bees are offered a constant source of nutrients and a healthy habitat that uses no harmful chemicals on the plants. The implementation plan was fairly simple, and included buying the supplies, finding locations, setting up gardens, and planting flowers and plants. “It is easy and anyone can do it.” States Kendra. “The smallest effort can make a huge difference.”shopping for plants

Timeline and Budget:

  • February 29, 2016 – Figured out location for project and contacted beekeeper Debbie Moors
  • March 1, 2016 – Brought home donated tires for gardens ($0)
  • March 31, 2016 – Shopped for garden beds and soil at Home Depot with Susan Payne ($360)
  • April 28, 2016 – Shopped for plants at Home Depot with Susan Payne ($330)
  • May 7, 2016- Set up multiple recycled tire gardens around the community
  • May 8, 2016 – Set up gardens ($0)