Our work is dedicated to helping the littlest of species the pollinating butterflies and native bees that need our help. We grow native habitat and crops to promote biodiversity which pollinators depend upon.
April 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm (Brighter Planet, Bumble Bee, Climate change, Community gardens, Container Gardens, Environment, Grant, Happy Tonics, Mary Ellen Ryall, Monarch butterfly, Monarch Butterfly Habitat, Monarch Butterfly Host Plant, Native Bees, Native Habitat, Prairie, Shell Lake)
Tags: biodiversity, Brighter Planet, bumblebee, Community gardens, conflower, Environment, Grant, Happy Tonics, Monarch butterfly, Native Crops, organic gardening, VOTE
February 12, 2010 at 3:37 am (Agriculture, Brighter Planet, Climate change, Community gardens, Container Gardens, Environment, Friendship Commons Senior Center, Girl Scouts, Grant, Leopold Education Project, Mary Ellen Ryall, Monarch butterfly, Native Bees, Native Habitat, Pheasants Forever, Ross Gelbspan, Shell Lake, The Heat is On)
Tags: Andrew Eiche, Girl Scouts, Jeff Parker, Lakeland Manor, Mother Earth, News from Indian Country, Rain Barrels, Ross Gelbspan, The Heat is On
I am awed that we have reached so many VOTERS through Brighter Planet. As of 9:30 p.m., 193 conscientous citizens have voted for our grant proposal. Thank you. We are still plugging for VOTES for Climate Change Native Habitat and Community Garden in Shell Lake. For those of you signing up and VOTING now please click on http://brighterplanet.com/project_fund_projects/100 and give us your support.
Happy Tonics hopes you will listen to testimony about climate change by Ross Gelbspan, author of “The Heat Is On,” on his Web site at http://www.heatisonline.org/ It is no longer about when. It is about how we are going to adapt to Climate Change.
All of us need to bring the message home that we need to protect biodiversity and plant native grasses, wildflowers and crops to withstand climate change. I am hopeful of seeing many rain barrels in place this year in Shell Lake. Andrew Eiche, Executive Director of HUD Housing, told me he plans to grant our request for a rain barrel for resident container gardens at Lakeland Manor, senior housing, in Shell Lake in 2010.
I called Jeff Parker, Director of Public Works, Shell Lake, today about donating a rain barrel for Friendship Commons where the girl scouts are going to plant a container garden with an Aldo Leopold Education and Pheasants Forever Grant. The seniors are pleased that the younger generation will be involved in beautifying outside the center. The educational garden will teach others about growing bee pollinator, butterfly (second more important pollinator), herb, flower and veggie gardens.
Happy Tonics is thrilled that Shell Lake is starting to get the message that we need to grow local and organic food.
We need native plants for pollinators. It has taken Happy Tonics a few years of teaching environmental education to reach the public on a deep and profound level. Protecting Mother Earth comes natural to Happy Tonics. Nick Vander Puy, reporter at News from Indian Country, wrote on his Facebook blog recently something to the effect, “Our grandchildren will ask what did you do during the Great War for the Earth?”
It is all about the baby steps and teaching others how to grow their own food in sustainable ways to adapt to Climate Change.
Be happy Voters where ever you are.