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Swarm in the Community


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Swarm works in our local community of Portland, Oregon to help create more bee and pollinator habitat. Over the years, we've donated our hex Pollinator Planters to community + school gardens and we've helped create new, healthy pollinator habitat.
Our work reached from east Portland's Lents Community Garden, south to the Milwaukie Winslow Food Forest, at a Growing Gardens project in the Columbia River slough, and northwest to Portland's Forest Park. We're also working on creating a native pollinator refuge on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.
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Swarm Portland annually attends dozens of community events to educate about ways to help save our bees – with an emphasis on the 4000 native bees in the US.  Education activities include booths at neighborhood street fairs, garden shows, school auctions, food + drink festivals, and farmers markets. 
         
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Protecting pollinators is a growing concern for a variety of nonprofits and social enterprises. Swarm has participated in networking and planning meetings to help groups join forces – to activate the hive mind! If you would like to contact us about a project idea, please email us: slaar@imagina.com.