Homelessness, Substance Use, Mental Illness: What We Can Do to Help

By Alexandra Lily Swanston May 19, 2022 0 Comments
A photo of a homeless camp.

Many of us have an idea of who is homeless and why they become homeless. These ideas can come from a variety of places, including our own experiences, those of family or friends, or through the things we read or see on TV. These different sources of information shape our ideas about who we think a typical homeless person is, but in the end may or may not be accurate. The reality is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ homeless person and the population is incredibly diverse. No one is absolutely safe from experiencing homelessness. Very few people choose to be homeless and it can happen to anyone. Homelessness is not just a big city problem, as the causes of it can affec... Read More

What’s Happening to The Honey Bees?

By Alexandra Lily Swanston May 22, 2022 0 Comments
A photo of a bee on a flower.

Honey bees, both domestic and wild, perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops- which supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition- are pollinated by bees. So, believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat! Unfortunately, bees are dying off at an... Read More