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Reno Patagonia : Free Organic Food, Learn Local Composting too!

Past Event 

The composting event was a HUGE success with over 84 people who showed up to learn how to compost in their own homes and communities…

Patagonia is hosting an event tonight to help promote composting in Northern Nevada.

 

I’m excited to see their new digs in downtown Reno.

*New address is:

Address130 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501

Their events are usually packed with fun, creative locals who are positive change makers in the areas of organic food production, healthy eco systems and the local food movements. This event is no different. Last years Mini Documentary screening was a blast. Locals brought in their organic dishes for the community potluck, we packed the place out! Read article on last years organic panel event here.

Bee Habitat supports all forms of promoting healthy, organic soils. Did you know that the health of any plant begins and ends in the soil you grow it in? Did you know that using synthetic fertilizers, soils and compost break down the overall health of the soil forcing you to have to keep buying synthetic fertilizers and amendments to keep the plants alive? Crazy huh? but very smart business strategy from big ag. Bee Habitat strongly encourages the local composter’ and/or gardener to look for the USDA Certified Organic sticker/logo on any garden product you put into your precious soils. If it does not have that USDA logo, chances are, it is not 100% organic and/or safe.

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With that being said, we have to start somewhere as a community. Bee Habitat presented a year ago to Reno City Council ideas to help compost most of the cities food wastes and re use throughout the city parks, schools and public areas. Although this compost would not be able to be certified USDA organic, it would be a HUGE leap in the right direction to help repair damage to our local eco-systems that have been treated with tons of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and GMO by products.

Healthy soils promote healthy food…and thus healthy people. The speakers at tonight’s FREE event are all promoting these ideas and working to heal our damaged food systems.

 

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We’re thrilled to host an event dedicated to all things COMPOST!

Reno is home to many organizations that are utilizing compost in a big way, and on Thursday, Aug. 31 we’ll welcome some local leaders into the store to answer all of your questions and show you how to get the most out of your composting. Plus, it’s FREE and all donations/raffle sales will benefit the nonprofit Reno Rot Riders.

Here are our guests:

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Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Reno Rot Riders

 


Cody Witt, Full Circle Compost

 

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Jana Vanderhaar, Verdant Connections Landscape Architecture LLC

Linnea Whitney, Tahoe Food Hub

Lynne Barker, Sustainability Manager for the City of Reno
Lynne Barker, Sustainability Manager for the City of Reno

Doors open at 7, with the presentations and Q&A beginning at 7:30. We’ll have drinks from Under the Rose Brewing Company and Davidson’s Organic Teas plus local food and a raffle to win sweet Patagonia gear!

All ages welcome!

 

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Recycle those old plant containers and help save our bees!

Help Us Grow Organic, Bee Friendly Flowers for our climate!

plant containersOver 80% of all “bee friendly” flowers and plants you buy at small and large garden shops, contain toxic chemicals that harm the health of bees and other friendly pollinators.

Help Bee Habitat create a city wide corridor of organically grown flowers, trees and plants that build the health of our sweet little bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Read bee friendly tips below and we would love your help. Call Sandy at 775 453 6120.

  1. Bee-come a Foster Parent to some beautiful organically grown bee food:
  • Verify that your plants are indeed growing without the use of embedded pesticides.
  • Help you learn how to verify your compost, soil, fertilizers, seeds and plants are indeed bee friendly.
  • Grow a beautiful Habitat Hospital, of native and zone friendly plants that will help heal our native pollinators.
  • Have your questions answered by local organic horticulturists, hobby gardeners and landscape designers who are committed to organic and healthy solutions.

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2. Bee-come a sponsor of a healthy ecosystem:

  • Donate used plant containers, pots and garden tools.
  • Share or donate used garden tools like shovels, spades, water hoses and the like.
  • Donate certified organic plants and seeds.

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View bee friendly plants for our climate in Northern Nevada here. Remember, to buy only certified organic seeds and plants to save the bees!

3. Bee-come a voice of reason:

  • Start a Bee Phone Tree by calling all of your friends and family and educate them on how most plants and seeds are already treated with long lasting bee killing pesticides. Have them call all of their friends and family and share this critically important information. When you know better, you do better.
  • Host a Bee Friendly party at your home. Educate your friends and family, share organic seeds, starts and plants. Enjoy healthy organic food and drink.
  • Plant an organic, bee friendly native habitat at a local park.
  • Start a Bee Calling effort. Call local garden shops and ask to speak with the manager. Ask them to carry more certified organic plants, seeds, soil and compost. Having certified organic products helps keep them honest.
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