558: Jason Johns on Saving Our Bees.

Creating a relationship with tiny garden workers.

In This Podcast:

Bees are an essential worker in our agricultural ecosystems, yet their habitats are threatened everyday. Jason Johns is the author of several books, including his new book Save Our Bees, which shares valuable insights on how home gardeners can enhance bee populations. Listen in to learn about the importance of biodiversity, planting native flowers, urban impacts, and the inspiration behind Jason’s new book.

Our Guest:

Jason Johns profile pic Jason is the author of Save Our Bees: Your guide to creating a bee friendly environment, as well as seventeen other gardening books on everything from greenhouse gardening to growing giant pumpkins. Jason is passionate about gardening, having grown his own produce for over twenty years.  He started with a secondhand greenhouse and an 8’ by 6’ patch of his mother’s garden, and since then has worked his way through various allotments and gardens, growing everything from radishes to carrots to giant pumpkins.

Listen in and learn about:

    • The importance of bees in the ecosystem
    • Climate change impacts on bee populations
    • Gardens verses industrial farms
    • Why bees need biodiversity
    • The differences between social bees and solitary bees
    • Why and how we can avoid toxic flowers
    • Creating bee friendly neighborhoods

As well as:

His advice – “If you are new to growing, it’s okay to make mistakes, enjoy it and have fun.”

Book’s written by Jason:

“Save Our Bees: Your Guide to Creating a Bee Friendly Environment”

How to reach Jason:

Website: www.gardeningwithjason.com


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