Delta Cable takes lead by planting bee-friendly garden on Trunk Rd.

Company partners with Earthwise

Delta Cable partnered with Earthwise Society and Feed the Bees last week to plant a bee-friendly garden outside the company's office on Ladner Trunk Road.

Employees shoveled, dug, planted and watered as the previous landscaping was replaced with a plethora of bee-friendly foliage.

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"It's very important that we help sustain the local bee population," said Shawn Mudge, Delta Cable's sales and marketing manager.

"The potential impact that a declining bee population could have on our local economy is serious considering the prevalence of agriculture in the Delta area. We're very proud that we're able to help out with this initiative."

The Feed the Bees campaign is a partnership between Earthwise Society and the Delta Chamber of Commerce aimed at encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable bee population by planting gardens that feed pollinators.

Delta Cable's bee garden, the first of its kind planted by a local business, contains a variety of pollen and nectar-rich plants, which help bees make honey and pollinate local crops throughout the growing season.

"Delta Cable is the first business to plant a bee garden at their place of work in Delta," said Earthwise Society executive director Patricia Fleming. "We would like to thank and congratulate them for sup-porting this initiative."

For more information about Feed the Bees, visit www.feedthebees.org.

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