Planning for Spring, Part 2 Best Plants for a Pollinator Sanctuary

Re-posting my 4-part Planning for Spring series. Part 2: Best Plants for a Pollinator Sanctuary #permaculture #organicgardening #pollinators #savethebees #bees

Do bees have a right to the city?

by Rebecca Ellis This is the written version of a talk I delivered at Minding Animals 4 in Mexico City on January 23, 2018. Bees are experiencing declining populations and/or … Continue reading Do bees have a right to the city?

Teenage ecofeminist dreams!!

When I was about 16 years old, I bought a copy of the book Healing the Wounds: the promise of Ecofeminism, edited by Judith Plant at the now closed Macondo … Continue reading Teenage ecofeminist dreams!!

Bless the bees!

While preparing my talk for the IPC India Convergence, I came across some bee videos I took on my phone in the summer. I cannot wait until next spring when … Continue reading Bless the bees!

The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

It seems that everyone on Facebook is sharing the news that Cheerios is giving away wildflower seeds as part of their campaign to “bring back the bees”. While planting pollinator-loving plants … Continue reading The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

January is a time for gardeners (in the Northern Hemisphere) to dream. It’s a time to think about what you want to do with your garden this coming year – … Continue reading The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

Gardening with bees

As gardening season draws to an end – or mostly to an end – in my part of the world (southwestern Ontario), it is important to consider how you can … Continue reading Gardening with bees