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Saturdays in the Garden: President Obama Creates Plan to Protect Pollinators

Could the American food supply be at risk from a lack of healthy pollinators in our farms and gardens? That’s the concern behind a new Pollinator Health Task Force established by President Barack Obama this summer.  Of course, pollinators, especially bees, are critically important for agriculture.  Here’s what the White House sent out in a […]

Continue Reading By on July 5, 2014 in agriculture, ecology, garden, insects, organic, pollinators

Why We Need Bees for Agriculture

If you’ve eaten a lettuce salad, some fruit or even nuts today, chances are you have a bee to thank.  Even if you don’t eat honey, that delectable byproduct of the bee’s busy work, you wouldn’t be dining well at all without the tiny creature.  Agriculture experts know protecting honeybees is integral to our food system. Virginia & Carl […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2011 in agriculture, beekeeping, Big South Fork, eating better, farm, garden, natural, organic