Bee Local Celebrates Honey and Local Food
The Fredricksen Library will host the second annual Bee Local @ Fredricksen Library Festival, from 1 to 5 p.m., September 15. A honey and local foods festival, Bee Local will feature an onsite farmers’ market, local resources, learning opportunities, children's activities and more. New this year will be Bee Well at Bee Local, a wellness segment that provides free health screenings, yoga and fitness activities, food demonstrations and informational booths from resources on local health and wellness opportunities.
The festival weekend will kick off at 6:30 p.m., September 14, with a ticketed premiere of Ingredients, a documentary movie about the local food movement. The film event will feature a menu sourced from local farms and created and prepared by students at the Channels Food Rescue's Kitchen School, which offers a culinary training program that allows students to be successful and employable in a short time.
Bee Local was the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association's John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library public relations.