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Sustainability Film Series #2 (“Keep the Hives Alive”)
February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This is the second film in the Green Team’s Sustainability Film Series. In sponsorship with the Edmonds CC Bee Club, this film will focus on pollinators.
Last June beekeepers, farmers, farmworkers, scientists and environmentalists came together to organize the “Keep the Hives Alive Tour.” A truck carrying 2.5 million dead bees was driven across the country in order to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline. Along the way, beekeepers, farmers, scientists, and community leaders were interviewed about the issue and ways we can all work together to save bees. The Keep the Hives Alive film tells the story of the tour, including how beekeepers, farmers and community leaders are all coming together to help solve this problem.
The film will be followed by a talk from Tristan Woodsmith from Fungi Perfecti.
Bee Friendly: A fungal approach to helping the Honey Bee: Join Tristan Woodsmith of Fungi Perfecti to discover the latest developments in the Bee Friendly™ Research Initiative – a collaboration between Fungi Perfecti, Host Defense and the Honey Bee Laboratory at Washington State University to support the research and development of fungal strategies to improve bee health and offset the use of toxic pesticides. We’ll discuss how certain fungi have been shown to confer an immune benefit to bees, our plan to continue this exciting research, and how you can join us in taking action as citizen scientists and beekeepers.
Tristan Woodsmith coordinates Education & Outreach and Sustainability for Fungi Perfecti, specializing in fungal ecology and mushroom cultivation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Science from The Evergreen State College, and has provided technical support for mushroom growing equipment and cultivation strategies since 2012. Tristan lives in Olympia, WA, and when he isn’t picking mushrooms, spends his free time gardening, woodworking and adventuring outdoors.
This event is free and open to the public.