Bee Local Celebrates Honey and Local Foods
Jul 30, 2011 02:13PM
September is National Honeybee Month and Fredricksen Library is celebrating by hosting its first annual Bee Local @ Fredricksen: A Honey and Local Foods Festival, from 1 to 5 p.m., September 17. The library hopes to raise awareness of the importance of bees to our community and environment, the benefits of beekeeping and backyard gardening and the critical role both play in our local agricultural and food industries.
The festival will kick off with a regional premiere of Queen of the Sun at 7 p.m., September 16. The documentary won 10 film festival awards and the New York Times Critic's Pick for movies. On September 17, the festival will highlight sources of local, fresh, sustainable foods and honey, pollinator-friendly gardening techniques and a farmers’ market, with produce, honey, beeswax products and local foods available for purchase. Speakers will cover various topics, including beginning beekeeping, gardening for pollinators and community supported agriculture (CSA).
Location: 100 N. 19th St., in Camp Hill. For information or vendor-exhibitor application, contact Festival Coordinator Alana Bubnis at [email protected] or 717-761-3900, ext. 678. Updates are available at FredricksenLibrary.org or by liking Bee Local at Fredricksen Library on Facebook.