Big THANK YOU’s to Scott McNulty for the $1500. MATCHING FUNDS GIFT in support of our 2014 Break-a-thon for Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens. That brings the TOTAL RAISED THIS YEAR TO: $3000 + !!
Also, Thank you to Donna Meyer for donating a FLAT SCREEN LCD TV to the Core Star!
The 2014 Annual Moo Do Taekwondo Break-a-thon was held on Saturday, August 16th noon-4pm at the Oakway Center Courtyard.
This year we raised funds to support the Healthy Bees, Healthy Gardens program led by local beekeepers Jen and Doug Hornaday. Jen and Doug have innovated the Honeybee Friend Pledge and Host-A-Hive Mentor-ship Programs in neighborhoods throughout Eugene and the surrounding area. These programs guarantee non-toxic spaces in which they place beehives and honey cultivation sites throughout the city. They also collect and sell the honey that is created through the program.
Jen and Doug offer educational tours for kids and groups and schools at their home to promote awareness of the dangers of pesticides and the importance of maintaining our pollinator populations.
This has been a big year for honey bees in the media! The dangers of Neonicotinoid pesticides have been proven. The Eugene City Council has officially declared Eugene Public Parks to be free of these dangerous pesticides. On the other hand, these pesticides are still available in our local stores for private use.
Please visit www.healthybeeshealthygardens.com for more information.