Our honey bees and other pollinators are disappearing. This is a sad but true fact. The good news is there are people out there fighting to sustain their populations, and therefore our food and environment! The Bee Tree Project is an alliance of these people.
We would like to invite you to the Coyote Trails’ Nature Center to come take a tour of the pollinator garden site and learn more about or unique project. We hope you will take this opportunity to become more informed about this “diamond in the ruff” in your community and think about volunteering your time to maintain the garden.
The vision of the Bee Tree Project is to demonstrate through display and interpretation, a garden which exemplifies permaculture standards as well as manager and native pollinator habitat. The project provides a safe and educational experience for all ages that demonstrates to the public replicable options to enhance the biodiversity of our region and sustainability of our agriculture systems and our pollinators. We hope to benefit bees of several species, butterflies, bats, birds and more and will have examples of how to encourage these species in our own gardens. We also are creating food forest guilds that will show how the properly chosen tree, shrub, herbs, ground cover and vine growth can benefit each other and our gardens.
The Project is the work of the second Ashland cohort of the Ford Institute Leadership Program, hosted by Coyote Trails’ Nature Center in Medford, Oregon. It is still a work in progress and in need of garden stewards!