Whole Foods Market and its
Vendor Companies Work to
Bring Back the Pollinators
Concerned about the plight of pollinators, Whole Foods Market and its vendor companies have launched a new Share the Buzz bee conservation initiative.

Whole Foods Market teamed up with the Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program in May to conduct a nationwide webinar to educate its produce farmers and suppliers on the importance of protecting pollinators. Topics covered included an introduction to bee ecology, pollinator-friendly farming strategies, and ideas for restoring bee habitat on working farms.

"By raising awareness of the issue we hope to motivate people to take action and be a part of the solution," said Cheryl Galway, Marketing Director for Whole Foods Market's South region.

The webinar was co-sponsored by more than twenty Whole Foods Market suppliers including Annie's and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

As part of the Share the Buzz campaign and in celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 18th -24th), Whole Foods Market invites you to support our work.       

Eat delicious Organic Cantaloupe:
Between June 13th - 26th, Whole Foods Market stores nationwide will donate $0.25 to the Xerces Society for each cantaloupe sold. Those funds support our direct, on-the-ground work with farmers across the country, helping them to restore wildflower-rich native habitat and protect local biodiversity.

Munch on Honey Chia bread:
If you are in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, or Kansas, check your local Whole Foods Market store for Rocky Mountain Bakehouse's Honey Chia bread. Throughout June, $0.50 of each loaf sold goes to support Xerces.

Bee a Smart Shopper:
The following Whole Foods Market vendor companies are raising funds to help sustain our nationwide bee conservation efforts. Please show them your support!

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc
Alba Botanica
Almond Breeze
Amy's Kitchen
Arrowhead Mills
Attune Foods
Avalon Organics
Blue Diamond
Earth's Best
Evian Natural Spring Water
GoGo squeeZ
Honest Tea
Honeydrop Beverages
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
O.N.E. Coconut Water
Pacific Natural Foods
Popcorn Indiana
Small Planet Foods
Springfield Creamery/Nancy's Yogurt
Three Twins Ice Cream
Wholesome Sweeteners
Yogi Tea

Find Out More: To discover more ways to support pollinators, including ideas for creating a bee garden in your own community, visit our Bring Back the Pollinators webpage.

Thank you for doing your part!

We need your support in order to conserve invertebrate habitat.
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habitat sign
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Now enrolling for Pollinator Conservation Short Courses in:
  • Wyoming
  • Vermont
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