RAFI Partners with Burt’s Bees to Plant 1 Billion Seeds and #BringBackTheBees


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We’re excited to announce our partnership with Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation on the “Bring Back the Bees” campaign.

Together, our goal is to plant one billion seeds of pollinator plants on farms, providing much needed habitat and food sources for bees and other pollinators. RAFI and Burt’s Bees look forward to transforming farmland into a pollinator’s paradise.


How YOU Can Participate:
The “Bring Back the Bees” campaign will plant 1,000 pollinator friendly seeds, up to 1 billion seeds, for every person who removes the letter “b” from their tweets, using the hashtag #bringbackthebees, OR who purchase limited edition “b-less” lip balm from Burt’s Bees.

To help promote beneficial habitat for bees and pollinators for years to come, make a donation to RAFI.


What RAFI Will Do:
We will rely on our decades of collective experience in working with farms to help with access to seeds. We’ll offer technical assistance and inform farmers of best practices for planting and maintaining pollinator habitat. We’ll also partner with local USDA offices to help farmers access programs that promote pollinators. We will work with farmers to make sure that together we are learning how beneficial pollinator habitat fits into existing production practices.

In partnering with Burt’s Bees, RAFI will incorporate pollinator habitat into our existing programs on-farm research of organic and sustainable practices, and our efforts to promote farmers’ access to diverse, locally-adapted seeds. Watch for the first pollinator seeds to be planted in the next few weeks!


Follow the campaign and participate online:

Burt’s Bees
Facebook – @BurtsBees
Twitter – @BurtsBees
Instagram – @BurtsBeesUS

RAFI
Facebook – @RAFIUSA
Twitter – @RAFIUSA


About Jean Willoughby

Jean Willoughby currently serves as RAFI's Communications Manager and Project Director, overseeing our grant program for entrepreneurial and innovative farmers, the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund. She created the Growing Innovation website as an online library to document the Fund's nearly 20-year history of awarding grants to 600+ food and farm businesses.