28 Aug '15, 6pm

#Schoolgardens increasingly popular, w great impact on #childhealth & academics. Now check out bee hotels #apiculture

#Schoolgardens increasingly popular, w great impact on #childhealth & academics. Now check out bee hotels #apiculture

A Green Apple Day of Service project from earlier this year has already gained national attention from the likes of the Washington Post and LA’s National Public Radio for its approach to solving the rapid decline in native bee populations. Staff at PROSOCO, led by sustainability and environment manager Kay Johnson, partnered with a team of architects at Clark | Huesemann, and researchers from the University of Kansas Biological Survey to combat one of the biggest culprits of native bee loss: loss of habitable space. Unlike honeybees, native bees live in solitude, and normally nest in places like dead logs with beetle holes or hollow plant stems. A rapid decrease in bee population has garnered recent attention because of the vital role bees play in the food chain. These bees are responsible for pollinating some of our most common fruits and vegetables: apples, peaches, cher...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-apple-day-service-buz...

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