These organizations are aligned with our mission of helping people help bees in a sustainable way for the hives and the planet. If you know of an organization that should bee added, let us know!
CEC’s mission is to identify, advocate, raise awareness, and develop effective programs to solve the most pressing environmental issues that affect the Santa Barbara region. We are a solutions-based organization, currently focused on moving the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels and energy-intensive products.
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization that was established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Gardens, the historic farm where our products are grown. Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is considered by some to be the oldest organic farm in southern California, and is now preserved in perpetuity through an agricultural conservation easement.
Live Hives’ vision is to increase and protect honeybee populations through backyard hive hosting, bee rescues, and education. Live Hives was founded on the idea that sustainable solutions to help the economy, our communities, and the environment are readily available today, and that keeping bees should help and not hurt the bees. We also believe that these solutions provide a higher quality and more satisfying lifestyle.
The formation of the group, later to be known as The Men’s Garden Club of Santa, was announced June 16, 1940. Since then, the Men’s Garden Club has sponsored many projects for the betterment of the city and county, as well as learning a great deal regarding their own gardens and orchards.
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.