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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 23, 2017

The Fund for Santa Barbara has awarded the Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara $5000 towards their ‘Plant Bee Friendly’ initiative

The Fund for Santa Barbara has awarded the Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara $5000 towards their ‘Plant Bee Friendly’ initiative. The Beekeepers Guild is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting all local pollinators, including the bees, and promotes saving the bees by planting chemical free, drought tolerant, and native plants in and around our local community.

Founded in 2013 in Santa Barbara, this grass roots organization engages local nurseries to encourage appropriate plantings for the bees, butterflies, and other plant and soil beneficials. The financing from this grant will support speaker events, school presentations, and community outreach that will engage backyard gardeners to landscape architects to implement these important factors into the landscapes of our community.

For more information on the Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara visit beeguildsb.org

The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental & political change in Santa Barbara County. This includes grassroots organizing against discrimination of all kinds, supporting the rights & dignity of working people, promoting community self-determination, organizing for peace and nonviolence, working to improve the quality of our environment, and building cross-issue/cross-constituency coalitions and alliances. The Fund raises money through donations of all sizes in order to provide grants and technical assistance. Since its founding in 1980, The Fund for Santa Barbara has awarded more than $5 million to over 1,000 projects. To learn more about The Fund visit www.fundforsantabarbara.org.

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