Whole Kids Foundation's Executive Director and resident bee keeper, on the life lessons we can learn from our favorite buzzing pollinators!
Our partners at Cascadian Farm have a pretty cool story. You’ve probably seen lots of organic goodness from them on the shelves of Whole Foods Market, but did you know that Cascadian Farm is a real active farm, producing organic berries, peppers, and more? If you find yourself in Western Washington one summer, you can even swing by their roadside stand and grab some fresh berries and homemade ice cream!
The founder of Cascadian Farm, Gene Kahn, found inspiration as a young man in preserving the delicate balance between humans and nature. He started a small organic farm near the Cascade Mountains, and that small farm grew to become a pioneer in helping convert conventional farms to organic practices.
It’s the shared mission of respect for nature and preserving our precious resources that makes Cascadian Farm an ideal partner for Whole Kids Foundation’s Give Bees a Chance campaign. The company already sustains a remarkable pollinator protection program of their own: funding bee health research, building bee habitats, backing bee-friendly farming practices, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for pollinator conservation organizations. Cascadian Farm’s commitment to combating honey bee decline is the definition of walking the walk!
We’re so thankful to have Cascadian Farm on board to support our honey bee hive education campaign. By funding bee hive grants for schools, we’re teaching the next generation to treasure and protect our precious pollinators for life. If you’re not in the Pacific Northwest, but would like to learn more about Cascadian Farm’s amazing operation, check out their virtual farm tour!
And, if you’d like to help support our pollinator friends, check out our Give Bees A Chance campaign that celebrates National Pollinator Month in June. Through the generosity of our partners like Cascadian Farm and individual donors, our goal is to raise $100,000 with 100% of funds generated supporting educational honey bee hives for schools and nonprofits across the nation.