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Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees

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Forthcoming April 30, 2016

By Lori Weidenhammer
Douglas & McIntyre
April 30, 2016
240 pages

Who knew modern civilization may be brought down, not by plagues or war, but by bees? Or, more correctly, by no bees? This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and the continuation of life on this planet. No pollination, no seeds. No seeds, no future.

Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of die-off caused by a toxic mixture of environmental stresses, a community-based effort is needed to make gardens, fields and landscapes healthy sanctuaries for bees. Just as citizens banded together to produce Victory Gardens to offset the perilous food shortages of World Wars I and II, now a similarly vital level of collective effort is needed to make our gardens into lifesaving shelters for these essential creatures.

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InfoGraphic: Guide to Gardening and Landscaping

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Complete infographic here.

According to 2012 research, close to half of Americans gardened within the past year. Avid gardeners total
at more than 164 million enthusiasts in the US.

By Tricia
SodGod
2016

We want to inspire people to get outside and give back to the environment through gardening.

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People in glasshouses… can save a small fortune says Daily Mail

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Growing family: Louise Anand is teaching her children Leon and Carmen the value of owning a greenhouse.

The Royal Horticultural Society offers free advice on growing fruit and vegetables in the greenhouse and garden.

By Toby Walne
Daily Mail
12 March 2016

Excerpt:

Louise Anand, 43, from Bromley, South London, says she saves up to £100 a year on salads by using her greenhouse to grow rocket, cucumber and tomatoes from packets of seeds that cost no more than £1 each. She also uses the greenhouse to brighten up her home with sunflowers and peonies she has grown from seed.

The make-up artist says: ‘You not only save on shopping by growing fruit and vegetables in a greenhouse, but the food is far tastier as you eat it when totally fresh.

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