Mother Teresa said, “In this life, not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” David and I are passionate about preserving the honeybees and native pollinators. When large tracts of native prairie and farmed lands are replaced with residential homes, the forage for our pollinators is diminished. “No bees, no food” has become a common outcry, though “No forage, no pollinators, no food” may be more accurate. We are a small company and so can do only small things, but we can add our labor and financial support to the Pacific Rim Institute (PRI) on Whidbey Island where many hands are working to restore our native prairie lands.
Pacific Rim Institute (PRI)
Here is a brief explanation from the PRI website of their restoration work:
“We are restoring our 175 acres in Central Whidbey and support restoration efforts throughout the Puget Sound region. Prairie is Washington State’s most rapidly disappearing and threatened ecosystem. Currently, prairie land comprises less than 3% of the original acreage. Loss of habitat and lack of fire over the past century are major factors. There is a significant need to restore prairie in the northwest. This restoration work involves growing out native plants in propagation beds, sourcing and collecting seed from wild native plants, processing and storing seeds, preparing land (select chemical usage, cover cropping, controlled burns) and public education. Much of this work is labor intensive and depends largely on volunteers who are committed to enhancing the places in which they live.”
It's a big job, but many hands make light work. You can help too!
For every Ebey’s Prairie – Honey Oatmeal Soap bar you purchase, we give 25% of the sale to support the prairie restoration work at Pacific Rim Institute.
Purchase Ebey’s Prairie – Honey Oatmeal Soap bar here.