Four times a year Whole Foods Market holds Community Giving Days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit are as varied as the communities themselves.
This 5% day will help establish seed money for the first Club in DC Schools that focus on bees, beehives, environment, science, gardens and fun! The Junior Bee Club mission: engage students in the magic of beekeeping! The new pilot program will include outfitting each school with new hives, providing field trips to area farms with bees, school visits by local expert beekeepers, life science education and beekeeping.
Walker Jones Education Campus has been the first and only school in the district to incorporate a beehive into their learning environment, but not for long! We are happy to be mentoring Mann, Maury, and Garrison as we all move forward on this journey together. So exciting! We know how valuable the experience has been for our students, and we can’t wait to see the fun and learning spread.
Please stop by Whole Foods P Street on Tuesday for a little (or a lot!) of shopping, and 5% of your purchase will go directly to developing these school programs. Jeff Miller will be in the store at 4:30 to exhibit a demo hive and answer questions, and schools information will be displayed throughout the day. We will also be bringing honey from the Farm at Walker Jones for sampling. And it is YUM!