I realize that most of you want to get organized and are not yet in a space in your mind and heart where you can take on 'fun projects.' But that's the goal, isn't it? You want to create home and work environments that nurture and support you so that you can get on with the true work of your life. It's different for each of us. And that makes us like a giant symphony orchestra. Just as every single musician is important to achieve the ultimate sound, every human contribution is important to make the world a harmonious place. We can't duplicate or replace you.
Our world needs the bees to survive so here's my plan. Whether it's a window box, a patch of earth in front of your apartment building, your backyard or a space the city gives you permission to use, plant something that will draw, nurture and feed our bees. Organize your 'bee project' and do it alone or with friends. I found a wonderful list of bee loving plants on Pinterest. It included:
What a wonderful project to do with a child! If you don't have one borrow a neice, nephew or neighbor's child. You can also have fun with 'Seed bombs.' Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like! You toss a 'bomb' of seeds and let nature flourish in difficult or neglected areas of your city. You can Google 'seed bombs' and learn how to make them or purchase ready made ones. It's a blast to toss'n' grow! Perhaps your local Girl or Boy Scouts will make it a troop endeavor. I pulled this website to get you started:
And now that you're excited about planting and helping Mother Nature here's another idea I think you will enjoy. Plant to save the butterflies:
Please organize a plant project into your world in the near future. The bees and the butterflies are counting on us!