Throughout 2016, Swarm Portland worked in our local community of Portland, Oregon to help create more bee and pollinator habitat.
We installed our Pollinator Planters in several locations to create habitat in diverse areas around town. Our work reached from east Portland's Lents Community Garden (pictured above) to northwest Portland's Forest Park (below).
Swarm Portland also attended dozens of community events to educate the public about ways to help save our bees. Education activities included booths at neighborhood street fairs including St Johns, Kenton, Alberta and Fremont. We also attended garden shows and farmers markets.
Swarm Portland participated in educational workshops such as the Oregon Farm to School Garden Network's annual meeting (below).
Protecting pollinators is a growing concern for a variety of nonprofits and social enterprises in the Portland metro area. Swarm has participated in networking and planning meetings to help groups join forces – to activate the hive mind!
More than 40 organizations attended pollinator advocate meetings sponsored by The Intertwine (above). And we're excited to be a founding member of a newly-formed group called the Portland Pollinator Collective (below). Stay tuned for more info on this!
Our community involvement and educational outreach work continues in 2017. If you would like to contact us about a project idea, please email Susan firstname.lastname@example.org.