I recently learned of a very enterprising young man. I’d like to introduce you to Kedar, who has a love for the pollinators of this world. I am very much in favor of keeping the pollinators happy – as you know we keep bees here on the farm. Kedar was so concerned he decided he wanted to do something about it. So what did he do? He designed a line of eco friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments (and more – but today we are discussing the ornaments.)
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Eco Friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments Kit
Pollinators are vital to our environment; butterflies, bees and other insects that go from plant to plant moving pollen are what make our plants and flowers grow. Without them we would be in really big trouble. Young Kedar decided he wanted to help these hard working insects so he decided to create some DIY projects for sale with 10% the proceeds going to the National Wildlife Federation. He started a company (with help from his parents) called Heart for Wildlife. Check out this video to learn more:
An App for the Bees
Kedar is even more enterprising! He also created an app for people to help create pollinator friendly gardens. Right now the Pollinator for a Pet app (it’s free!) has info for mid Atlantic states:
An app created by an 8 year old programming enthusiast, Kedar Narayann, to help his local community to create pollinator friendly gardens. It has information on food, water, shelter, and safety for pollinators. It has a native plant database of over 85+ plants and it also lists nurseries to purchase them. The App was developed with help from the Master Gardeners at the Penn State Extension and Lehigh Nature Gap Center.
The information in the App is applicable to Mid Atlantic states of the USA including NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE and D.C. It also includes a fun game to learn about native and invasive plants. This app is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s effort to educate the community about pollinator habitats in support of The Million Pollinator Garden Initiative.
So any of you who are interested in planting a bee/butterfly friendly garden next spring be sure to check it out.
Eco Friendly DIY Christmas Ornament Kits Make Great Gifts
These adorable eco friendly DIY Christmas ornament kits would make a great gift this holiday season. They are available in two different kits; Snowman, Elves, Angel or Santa, Angel Reindeer. Just imagine sitting with the kids making these adorable origami ornaments for your own tree or to use as gift tags. They’d make adorable teacher’s gifts! The kits are on sale currently for $24.99
You can learn more at Heart for Wildlife