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Bee SAFE Outreach

BeeSAFE has the goal of helping farmers growing GMO crops, to shift toward non-chemical agriculture. Some farmers agree with BeeSAFE. We want to open discussion with all who grow or have grown GMO, and invite them to contact Carla at 250-547-6292.


See all about the Okanagan GMO Non-Browning Apple here.

Bee SAFE is a movement that works to improve health, the environment and local economies by increasing access to local food that is safe for the bees, and for us. Our ability to grow safe food is compromised by Genetically Modified crops that cross-pollinate with traditional and organic crops (and even with wild plants of same family) and by the dangerous pesticides used to grow these crops.

By growing more local safe food and spending more of our food dollars locally, we can go a long way towards building a creative rural economy that protects water and farmland while creating jobs in a variety of sectors. Get a Bee SAFE sign to show our elected officials that our community wants them to ban GMO and support safe agriculture!

Bee SAFE's office was located in downtown Lumby, but closed this in October 2012 and will spend all efforts and funds on outreach, as described in the beginning of this page.

We offer information on:
  • how to grow food without pesticides
  • how to avoid GMO foods
  • how to plan menus using local seasonal ingredients
  • local skills, products and tools available to be shared, and
  • we can even help you start to plan your own local food related business!


The Okanagan Ecovillage contact info Gwyllyn 778-238-2778
Hello,   My name is Gwyllyn and I am the Project Manager for the Okanagan Ecovillage being planned as a development north of Lumby.   I would be(e) greatly interested in discussing future plans with you -- we are supporters for what you are doing.   Gwyll 778-238-2778

Hello Gwyllyn,

This comes a bit late - I don't get around to moderating comments often. Perhaps you know already, but in case not, you can contact BeeSAFE from their web site at



Marge please contact Gabriele Wesley at Greencroft Gardens and I'm sure she'll help you with all sheep wool related questions. As well send me an email so I can put your email on our database and try and match you with people who have the skills and equipment you might need and let you know of upcoming events. Gabriele's email is Gabriele Wesle <>   and write me at   huguette
''Good on you!'' All the best in your endeavours.   Besides information on collecting/saving seeds, I'd like to know if there are any sheep farmers in the Lumby/Vernon vicinity that process, spin and sell their wool.  I've recently acquired 4 ewes which are now bred and also will be shorn on Monday.  My only knowledge has been reading, surfing and attending one workshop so far; and having fond memories of having sheep on our Manitoba farm when I was about ten.  The sheep are gentle and 'handsome', lambs are absolutely adorable. I really want to learn how to deal with wool as it's such a fine commodity and I'm convincing myself that I'll sell the lambs (I won't be naming them!).   I'm retired also have a couple of miniature donkeys, two aging mixed-breed canines and one loveable housecat named Buster.  I live on a 2-acre lot in the BX and seem to have a myriad of ideas/projects pending! Cheers for now, Marge
Hi Marge, The best person I know of to teach how to handle sheep wool is Gabriele Wesley who is at the Coldstream market every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 to 6 - she can be reached at  Gabriele Wesle <>   and you can also google Greencroft Garden to see all  they offer.  Also check out  and if you send me an email with your email address I'll put you on our database and let you know of all our events and try to match you with people who offer the skills and services you need, Huguette    
My email address as requested - thanks.   Marge