The premise of this design is to create a minimum of 50% viral blockage face mask with materials one might find in the home when one is not able to leave the home due to shelter-in-place. Using a T-shirt one can create several washable, sterilizable facemasks suitable for people wearing glasses so that the glasses… Continue reading KO’s non-fog 100% cotton t-shirt mask DIY
Surprise! Somebody came by and asked me if I wanted to take a road trip up to Corvallis, Oregon in a new Tesla three, so here I am in Corvallis. But this is about bee abundance, will have to tell you about the road trip some other time, some other place. [It was totally fun.]… Continue reading ACBA goes to the PNW
Parents, teachers and students are asking for an end to pesticide and herbicide use, but it’s hard to say if anyone’s listening. Look at this: the lawn in front of the Berkeley Technical Academy is chock full of bee friendly flowers and broad leaf plants growing above the grass. The bees [honey bees and native… Continue reading This (Was) a Good Sign….
Discover honeybees in Orland, CA Millions of years ago, the last time carbon dioxide was at the level is today, in the Cenozoic, bees were one of the species figured out how to stay alive in hostile environment and even to thrive. Eons later, humans, after chasing bee colonies around to get a taste of… Continue reading Beekeepings First!
Earth this season is to blanket her in leaves compost. Yes. Leave those leaves on the ground. If you must, rake them into a corner of your yard where they can decompose into wonderful, beautiful, carbon-sequestering, compost. We cannot delay in doing what we can to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and back into… Continue reading The best you thing can do for your Mother
WOW. It has been some year! Not so good on planting flowers, we were offered a space at the local junior college and planted, but before we could put signage up, the landscapers sprayed it with defoliant. The good news is the California poppies survived the spray, the bad news, of course, is nothing else… Continue reading Oh ! the bee-zee-ness of it all
Walking around my neighborhood, I see more people adopting the concept of a bee garden for their front yards which makes me very happy. Not only is there more color and textural diversity, they tend to take less water and maintenance. The biggest bonus is the activity of all the bees among the flowers. I… Continue reading Front Yard Fashion
Below are links to sources of elements, mentioned in my Women in Cleantech Sustainability talk November 3, 2018 first slide WCS card second slide Joan Sullivan with permission http://www.joansullivanphotography.com/INFO/Bio/1/ third slide web graphic w/request for forgiveness forth slide : Richard Jesch with permission fifth slide : pollen covered bee w/request for forgiveness sixth slide… Continue reading References for Women in Cleantech and Sustainability talk: Why are Bees and EVs alike?
I love seed catalogs, even though, on my budget, I prefer to propagate from known organic sources, and when I saw John Scheepers fall catalog, BEAUTY FROM BULBS, I did think, “oh! expensive gopher snacks!” because all the gopher snakes near my bee garden have long been exterminated and the gophers run a transportation system… Continue reading The Gardeners Eye Candy
It seemed fitting that Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday be honored sitting around the table with friends; teachers of English literature, dance and writing, and one expert on minecraft for a wonderful and long-overdue reunion. * The conversation always comes around to bees with me. These young, smart and intelligent people knew that glyphosate and Roundup… Continue reading The Shikimate Pathway