Learners Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden

Etienne Skein and Bantu Sam, who were part of the group of learners from Hermanus High School that planted a bee garden at WCC’s base in Vermont, spent time building a path up the hill of Green House property.
Etienne Skein and Bantu Sam, who were part of the group of learners from Hermanus High School that planted a bee garden at WCC’s base in Vermont, spent time building a path up the hill of Green House property.

Following on from the fascinating talk on bees hosted by Whale Coast Conservation (WCC), six volunteers from Hermanus High School tackled the establishment of a bee forage garden at the Green House. The rather difficult terrain was prepared and pollen-producing plants were planted in between existing Chasmanthe.

“Our thanks go to Walker Bay Nursery that donated the ‘starter pack’ of beautiful plants, including a ‘blushing bride’ in full bloom,” says Anina Lee, communications manager at WCC. The volunteer work undertaken by the learners is part of the life orientation programme at the school. Lee says: “Considering the essential role bees play in the pollination of more than 30% of our food crops, providing them with a balanced diet from forage gardens is a significant contribution to society. The young people tackled the gardening with enthusiasm and the end result speaks for itself. It was a privilege and pleasure to have these outstanding young people at the Green House.”

Source: Hermanus Times

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