This month’s meeting was awesome as usual! We had an open forum, welcoming stories from our brethren on their projects and successes!
Most memorable were 2 ladies, new to beekeeping. Their story was compelling and inspiring! We all need bees for pollination. Plants that attract pollinators should be included in every garden! Going the extra step into beekeeping truly should be applauded!
We could tell these ladies were delighted with this project. They talked of how friendly the bees seem and how nice hearing their hum is. They especially admonished all of us to create a water source for bees and other flying insects. “Doing this keeps them out of your neighbor’s pool!” they joked.
This is no joke. Bees and butterflies drink water. They need plants that give them what they need and, in turn they pollinate our food crops. Keeping bees and butterflies happy is something we all can do to benefit our entire planet!
Happy New Year! I don’t believe its 2015 and that marks the 12 year anniversary of our organization! Simple Living Institute, Inc. was founded by a group of community members who wanted to see more sustainable living and local culture in our Central Florida region and beyond. We continue to build a community of like minded people and have all shared and learned so much from each other. Thank you for your continued involvement and support of our organization! Our network keeps growing with new attendees and speakers at our monthly Organic Growers Meeting and outreach events. Thank you for living simply and join us in the continuation of the journey of building our community and lessening our impact on Mother Earth.
This summer we had presentations on Berries and Stone Fruit by Steven Korpaz of Twigs and Berries Nursery in Titusville, Butterflies with Edna Kane, Homesteading with Suzanne Richmond, and Seeds with Jonathan Winfrey of Organic Sanctuary. This month local farmer from Oviedo, Tom Carey of Sundew Gardens will be answering garden questions for a Q & A session.