The Sydney initiative giving back to the bees

Bee on a flower

“There is now alarming evidence of a serious decline in birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The research is conclusive but we all recognise we are not seeing the diverse nature we experienced as children.”

“This has implications for our food supply, for life. And we should not just be thinking of ourselves – the human animals – but the other species we share the earth with. But, importantly, we can help.”

We spoke with Judy, about the new BandB Highway initiative which will help birds, bees and butterflies threatened by urbanisation across Sydney. 

The research also shows that cities can become biodiversity hot spots and if we encourage the right plants, we can encourage pollinators and assist in helping to make our urban environments sanctuaries for people and pollinators.

The Sydney B&B Highway is one of the first pollinator highways in Australia. Judy and her team have planned, planted and started pollinating in four different LGAs in Sydney. Which “translates to more bees, birds and butterflies!”

With FoodFaith planning on expanding and growing the number of BnB’s around Sydney and the rest of the country. to roll out more so it would be wonderful to generate more traction.

So how can individuals get involved and help save these precious creatures? Judy shared her tips with Banish.

Judy Friedlander is an academic, journalist and the founder of FoodFaith: Planting Seeds.

To find more about the BnB Highway, head to the Green Future speaker series. Join Judy Friedlander from UTS to learn practical ways to combat climate
change in your own garden, on June 9.

Lottie Dalziel is resident sustainability guru for THE F. When she isn’t running her own eco website, Banish, you can find her hiking along NSW’s picturesque coast picking up plastic as she goes.