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A brand new initiative is providing monetary assist to farmers, orchardists and different major producers to guard pollinators and supply pollinator habitat on their lands.
Bee Friendly Farming® is providing as much as $100,000 as tree grants to assist tree plantings on BFF CERTIFIED farms. To launch this system, non-profit reforestation organisation One Tree Planted, and Flow Hive, an Australian B-Corp behind an revolutionary beehive design, have partnered with Bee Friendly Farming to assist the planting of 5,000 pollinator-friendly bushes at Jigsaw Farms, a 3,441ha combined farming operation in Victoria that just lately grew to become BFF CERTIFIED. Various native species had been planted in July 2021 to boost habitat for pollinators, and function a mannequin for future Bee Friendly Farms.
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“The Bee Friendly Farming Program is a really useful ‘add-on’ which enhances the opposite issues we do and the Tree Grant provides worth to our program and permits us to plant extra bushes,” says Mark Wootton from Jigsaw Farms.
The grants are valued between $500 to $10,000 and can be found for bushes larger than 2m in peak (at maturity) which are native to the area, present nectar and/or pollen rewards that assist and encourage pollinator well being and encourage a variety of pollinators to boost crop pollination outcomes. Successful candidates will obtain a contribution of $1 per tree planted.
“It’s a incredible alternative to assist with the price of enhancing habitat and floral assets on farms to assist pollinators,” stated Beth Dalgleish the Asia Pacific Ecosystem Director for accomplice One Tree Planted.
To be eligible to use for these tree grants, the farm have to be BFF CERTIFIED farm or have the BFF CERTIFIED software submitted and pending approval by the tree grant deadline on 5pm AEST on Wed 15 September 2021.
To apply for a grant, go to https://www.beefriendlyfarming.org.au/tree-grants-application/.
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