Lemonade Stand for the Bees

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On July 6, 2019, Olivia (11) and Victoria (8)  held their very own benefit to support local pollinator efforts.

These creative thinkers decided to hold a lemonade stand and donate all proceeds back to AdkAction in support of our pollinator project. This year was their second annual lemonade stand held at their camp in Elizabethtown and they raised $300 to support the Adirondack Pollinator Project.

Olivia and Victoria’s mom shared, “The girls handmade 10 flyers and passed them out to all of our neighbors.  They rode their bikes to some of the neighbor’s camps/ campsites.  I also say campsite because there is a state-run campground on Lincoln Pond and we knew someone staying there, so they delivered some to there too. EVERYONE they invited attended and some even brought friends.”

She continued to explain that the two ambitious girls handmade all the lemonade by filling jugs of water from the spring on their road and hand squeezing over 25 lemons.  They used their saved money to buy sugar, lemons, and cups.   It took them a couple of hours to make all of the lemonade for this big event.

When asked how the girls learned about the importance of pollinators, they shared they had learned from their family by planting a pollinator garden at home and at their camp. At home, they have planted a lot of milkweed to help the Monarch migration and have talked about the importance of habitat for pollinators as well as the need for them to have an adequate food source. Additionally, their mother, Christy, explains that they have learned about colony collapse disorder and some of the suspected causes. The girls feel especially connected to bees as one of their neighbors has bees and shares her honey with them.

In Olivia’s words “it’s great to help out the pollinators and have it be close to home.” Victoria says, “it was a fun way to have everyone together and help the bees.”

In honor of these two incredible girls, we will be planting a pollinator garden in Elizabethtown next year named after both Olivia and Victoria. We will be working with them to choose the location and their donation will directly support the materials needed for the garden.

 

 

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