Also on the Crabtree Farms calendar are two Sheep to Scarf workshops. The first, scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 9, is an introduction to washing, carding and spinning wool. The second, on Thursday, Feb. 23, will focus on how to knit and crochet. Fee for either class is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Register at www.crabtreefarms.org (click on Connect, then Workshops & Speaker Requests).
Crabtree Farms continues its Foodie Film Series on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with "More Than Honey," an in-depth look at the rapidly declining populations of bees worldwide.
Known as colony collapse disorder, the phenomenon can cause significant economic losses because many agricultural crops are pollinated by western honeybees. In addition to the drastic rise of colony collapse in North America, similar cases have been observed by beekeepers in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Ireland, according to online sources.
Through interviews with beekeepers and scientists from around the globe, "More Than Honey" examines the possible causes and disturbing effects of colony collapse disorder. A local bee expert will be available after the film to explore ways in which community members can help support the health and wellness of bees.
The program is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission is free, though a donation is requested to help Crabtree Farms continue its programming. For more information, call 423-493-9155 or visit www.crabtreefarms.org.