Catch the buzz and swarm on over to the School Farm for a busy day of learning and sharing all about bees and the sweet, sweet gifts they offer. Besides learning the basics of urban beekeeping with local expert, Karen Peteros, we'll also have permaculture designer Fred Bove show how to encourage native bees and other important pollinators into your garden with native and climate appropriate plants as well as other exciting pollinator activities for kids! We'll also have musical guests from SOTA performing during lunch - come on down and support them!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 26th, 2013 11:50 AM
Bakers Alley is also a potluck so bring a dish or dough to bake or share, toppings for pizza, and if you got em' your own utensils to keep this a zero waste event.
11am – Fire up oven, morning refreshments courtesy of Arizmendi Bakery, and general farm work.
12pm – Karen Peteros will talk about the various things to consider before deciding to take up beekeeping in an urban environment, about the life cycle of individual honey bees and the colony, and answer questions about beekeeping. She’ll have an observation hive of live honey bees which will give us the opportunity to view some of what goes on inside a hive. She also will give us a tasting of honeys produced by Bee-Cause hives in various San Francisco neighborhoods.
1pm – Break for oven fired pizza, bring your own toppings & let’s make some honey topped pizzas! We're also proud to have musical guests Mayya Feygina and HarryTrump - students from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts performing their latest songs and serenading us during lunch!
2pm – Fred Bove will talk about creating habitat for both honey bees and native bees, seasonal planting plans for providing habitat, pollen and nectar and how bees and the environment are connected. Then we’ll go on a bee hunt. We’ll have bee catching' plastic bags and magnifiers for us to safely catch , identify and release a diversity of bee species in the garden. Be sure to bring the kids!
As always, the ovens will be blazing and we’ll provide the dough so bring some pizza toppings, or some other local, seasonal fare to share and compare at our ultra-local potluck. Bring your own utensils if you got em, and musical instruments, parlor tricks and special talents are always welcome too.
The School Farm is located at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and the Academy of Arts and Sciences - 555 Portola Dr.atop Glen Canyon. Enter the campus from the parking area on O'Shaughnessy, walk down the hill to the right, and find us behind the athletic field.