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November 2015 Newsletter

HoneyFest at Loutet

We had a great event at HoneyFest.  Our booth was right next to the Farm Gate Sales and people who were lining up to buy vegetables, honey and candles were also very interested in hearing about the native bees. We had 27 people who went on tour of our Native Bee Garden and were able to see the bees at work and where they had laid their eggs for the season.

Thanks again to Loutet Farm for allowing us the opportunity to share the day with them.

Table Matters

We will be attending a Table Matters events on Thursday, Nov. 5. We're looking forward to hearing what's happening on the North Shore and perhaps providing information about how important the bees are!

Lending a Helping Hand

Ric has been providing his construction skills to help Loutet Farm.  Ric and Farmer Gavin have added a cooler to the south end of the shed.  This will help extend the life of the produce that gets sold every Wednesday and Saturday.

Gavin and Ric also completed a canopy over the vegetable preparation area. On Saturday, Oct. 24, a number of assigned volunteers including Ric and Sharon, helped to install pavers around the vegetable prep area in order to have a level place for everyone to stand. We had perfect weather, an awesome team and sore backs the next day!! But it was totally worth the effort!!  Drop by and see the results of our efforts!

Edible Garden Project, who oversees Loutet Farm, will be presenting to the City of North Vancouver Council on Monday, November 2, 6-7 pm on the achievements of Loutet Farm and to request a renewal of their license to use the land.  We'd love you to join us in supporting this amazing urban farm right in our neighbourhoods!

Well Travelled Honeycomb

A foodie photographer recently borrowed a frame of honey on the comb from us. Apparently there will a bus somewhere, sometime in Vancouver that will be completely wrapped in a picture of our honeycomb.  I'll keep trying to find a picture of this bus and hopefully I can share the picture next spring.

Wishing you all a Mild Winter

Bee season is over and our next focus will be on winterizing Gerry's Garden. Recently, Loutet Farm generously shared some of their volunteers with us and we have been able to nearly finish a new pathway on the back part of the garden, overlooking the gully.  We will continue to shore up this path to ensure that it is stable.  People have already found this new section, especially runners who like to stay out of the way of small children coming/going from Brooksbank School

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