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Bee Judged

This past week we hosted a visit from the judge of the Australian Sustainable Cities AwardsCameron Little.

Mitchell Pearce with Cameron Little, Judge of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards

Cameron was in Canberra to judge Canberra Urban Honey for the National Sustainable Cities Award. We became national finalists for the ACT when we were awarded the overall winner for the ACT Sustainable Cities Award and you can read more about that in our previous blog titled Sustainable Cities

Mitchell accepting the 2014 Overall Winner and National Finalist Awards

We spent the whole day showcasing urban agriculture in our city and our project, Canberra Urban Honey. I’m very grateful to our hive hosts Stephen Knight and Barbara Wheeler. Stephen and Barbara welcomed the judge and I into their gorgeous garden. I especially appreciated the way they helped Cameron understand how Canberra Urban Honey helps to overcome the pollination problems we have related to lack of bees.

Bees and the sustainability of Urban Agriculture

Bees and the sustainability of Urban Agriculture

 

Showcasing our role in urban agriculture

Showcasing our role in sustainability and urban agriculture

 

Collaborating with other organisations is a key part of our success and we took the opportunity of being judged for the National Sustainable Cities Awards to also showcase our collaboration with Hotel Realm.

Mitch introducing Cameron to Hotel Realm Front Office Manager - Carlos Palma

Mitch introducing Cameron to Hotel Realm Front Office Manager – Carlos Palma

Our day ended with a tour of how we help our bees, and the hive be as healthy as possible so they are effective pollinators for our city.

Healthy bees are more effective pollinators

Healthy bees are more effective pollinators

It was an incredibly rewarding experience to spend the day with someone as passionate about sustainability as I am. I’m looking forward to travelling over to Adelaide in late November to attend the National Awards Ceremony, which is being hosted by last years winner: the City of Marion.

Cheers

Mitch

-- Mitchell Pearce

4 Comments

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QuineKi - November 08, 2014:

Thank you ever so for you article.Thanks Again. Really Great.

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sadiewest - August 15, 2015:

Major thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Great.

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Jenny robinson - November 21, 2015:

Hi there Love your story this evening. Can we become involved? We live in Lyons. A lady up road has bees. Please let us know. Cheers Jenny

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read more - January 15, 2015:

Keep up the nice work ethic.

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