The Bedford Sunflower Project 2.0

 

The Bedford Conservation Board is duplicating its effort from last year in freely distributing over 800 packets of sunflower seeds to residents of Bedford to grow and display them in front of their homes this summer.  We again wish to use this event to show our unity as a town in the face of the continuing impacts that the Covid pandemic have imposed on our lives. 

Hopefully, this will be the last year that sunflowers will be associated with the pandemic, and in the future, we can celebrate our town during less stressful times.  We chose sunflowers, not only because they are a magnificent summertime plant, but also because they are an excellent source of nutrition for wildlife and especially for pollinators.  We hope you enjoy the beauty they bring to your home and share the resilience it brings to your neighborhood. Here are a few photos from Sunflower Project 2020

Members of the Bedford Conservation Board
(conservation@bedfordny.gov)

Distribution:  The Bedford Conservation Board will have a table at Sunday’s Earth Day event in Bedford Hills, and will be distributing one packet (at least 12 seeds) per household.  If individuals ask for additional packets to give to their neighbors, we will take them on their word of honor.  After this event, any additional packets of seeds can be picked up, on an honor basis of one packet per household, from an unmanned canister located at a site and time to be determined.  Stay tuned to Supervisor Carr’s bi-weekly emails for further information.

 

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