Honeyfest San Diego 2012 January 13-14-15
TIPS TO KEEP OUR BEES HAPPILY BUZZING WILL BE MY TOPIC AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT
WHEN THE VANISHING OF THE BEES WILL BE SHOWN JANUARY 13, 2012
ETHIOPIAN DINNER AND A MOVIE WITH HONEY WINE
Friday, January 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at Red Sea
Buffet Dinner: $10 per plate; 30% of the proceeds benefit Grow Strong
On our first night, we will celebrate the cuisine of Ethiopia, which produces 24 percent of Africa’s honey, while watching the film Vanishing of the Bees. Ethiopia is one of the world’s great centers of agricultural development, as the ancient people of Ethiopia domesticated crops like teff, used in the national bread injera, finger millet, used to brew the national beer, and coffee, enjoyed around the world today.
Vanishing of the Bees, showing at 7 p.m., takes an investigative look at the global implications of the dying honeybees, yet celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and bee. The story highlights positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder” and will leave you with ideas on how to make a difference.
The vegetarian buffet will include flavorful dishes of split peas, lentils, collards, and other vegetables, which are all eaten with injera instead of forks. Additionally, we will enjoy a very special delicacy: tej, Ethiopia’s honey wine. Tej is made from honey produced in the very northern part of the country, above 7500 ft above sea level in the Moutains of Tigray. There, the bees gather pollen and nectar from a variety of indigenous plants that are found nowhere else in the world. This gives the honey a unique and special flavor.
Happy Bees at the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community. Photo by Leslie.1>
VANISHING OF THE BEES TRAILERS
VANISHING OF THE BEES
VANISHING OF THE BEES FACEBOOK
WHAT IS WIPING OUT OUR BEES
BY LIORA LEAH OF MOTHER EARTH HEALS BLOG
“The Bees have immune deficiency syndrome. Once their immune system is weakened, they are getting these parasites that are killing them. Commercial bees are being exposed to the commercial herbicides and pesticides. Once they get this parasite, then the farmers treat them. Then they are further weakened and malnourished and stressed. Between the pesticide exposure, the malnouishment, and the stress, their immune systems are weakened. This all goes back to poor bee keeping practices. That is my take. It is a complex situation. Scientists do not know for sure. It is a combination of factors. If everyone went organic, we would not have this problem. They call it colony collapse syndrome. This is a modern phenomena.” –Liora Leah, Mother Earth Heals Blog
MALAKI HARVESTS BEES IN THIS AMAZING DEMONSTRATION OF HIS WORK
Here is the contact information for the Upcoming HoneyFest San Diego 2012
THE HONEYFEST 2012 iS A GIFT OF AMY LINT AND STEPHEN MALAKI OBADO OGENDI BEFORE
GOING BACK TO KENYA TO GROW STRONG, THEIR NON PROFIT, THERE
WHAT DID AMY DO IN SAN DIEGO?
MALAKI OBADO INDENTIFIES THE DIRECTION FOR GROW STRONG
Communities used to be Food Secure, says Malaki in this video made in February 2011, by Brian Hedden. Listen to Malaki share his wisdom. Borrow from what worked in the past, and we use that. Grow Strong is a catalyst, a demonstration farm.
GROW STRONG: WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
Grow Strong 501(c)3
Using traditional knowledge and local resources to revive food security.
THE HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO IS A TIME TO THANK MALAKI AND AMY LINT WHO WILL BE GOING BACK TO KENYA SOON A FEW DAYS FOLLOWING THE HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012
AMY LINT TOOK THE IRC GARDEN WHERE MICHELLE OBAMA CAME FROM DUST TO FERTILE SOIL
IN THREE YEARS
AMY LINK IS FEATURED IN THIS FILM ABOUT THE IRC PROJECTS THAT WERE NURTURED
DURING HER TENURE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE IN SAN DIEGO
Amy leaves a legacy of community gardens in San DIego. Her leadership for the Community Gardens initiative will live on, and be bonded with the work ahead In Kenya.
HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012 EVENT FLYER
GROWING STRONG ON FACEBOOK
HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012
SCHEDULE JANUARY 13
FOR HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012
BUY BEES WAX CANDLES AND HONEY FROM
HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012 NEEDS SPONSORS
Dear Prospective Sponsor,
Honeyfest San Diego is the region’s first event celebrating the crucial role that bees play in sustainable food systems. By supporting the festival, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Grow Strong while spreading awareness of your cause. At the January 13-15 event, hundreds of local attendees will enjoy:
Honey tasting, gourmet food and craft beer
Hands-on workshops, films, talks, demos, and music
Family friendly events activities in the center of Balboa Park
Outreach & Sponsorship Opportunities
Place an Ad in the Event Program
Share Your Info or Sell Food & Crafts at Sunday’s Bazaar at Balboa Park
Be a Honeyfest Sponsor
Any level of involvement or assistance is welcome. Please respond by January 5th for program ads and January 8th for major sponsorship and table vendors. Your support benefits Grow Strong, a 501c3 organization, and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you! Please contact us if you have any questions, would like a customized opportunity, or want to be included in other ways.
Director, Grow Strong
amy AT growstrong.org
BIOSMART PACKAGING AND EARTHSMART WILL AID THE CAUSE OF THE VANISHING BEES, AS SAN DIEGO STEPS UP FOR HONEYFEST 2012 JANUARY 13, 14,15 IN FOUR VENUES
AMY LINT AND MALAKI OBADO OF GROW STRONG ARE CO-CREATING THE HONEYFEST
SAN DIEGO 2012, JANUARY 13-14-15, 2012
BIOSMART PACKAGING DONATES COMPOSTABLE PLATES FOR HONEYFEST SAN DIEGO 2012
AMY LINT, PADWA, LESLIE, AND STEPHEN MALAKI OBADO OGENDI RECEIVE BIOSMART PLATES
BIOSMART PACKAGING PLATES
Thanks for your help!
BEET KEEPERS HONOR ROLL FOR JANUARY 2012
ON THE NEW PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG
“SHIFT” HAPPENS TOILET PAPER
FROM EARTHSMART and BIOSMART PACKAGING TO BE FEATURED
AT HONOR ROLL CEREMONY SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PROSPERITY HIVE
WHERE TO ORDER ZERO TREES TOILET PAPER
WHERE TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT
BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE FROM ASALI
NO SHORTAGE OF BEES AT LA MILPA ORGANICA FARM, 2010
Looking back at La Milpa Organica Farm, 2010, a microfarm that had lots of bees.
VANISHING OF THE BEES
Friday, January 6, 2011