Sunday, July 15
10 am - 3 pm
with Alan Hawkins
and Marcia Lieberman
City Center Roof and Dining Room
We reflect on the effort that brought us this food and we consider how it comes to us. - Meal Verse
Honeybees must visit approximately two million blooms to make one pound of honey. We will celebrate the generosity of honeybees and learn about honey by harvesting the honey from our rooftop hives. Our beekeepers will show us how to take the honey combs off the hives and we will crush, filter, and bottle the honey. We will visit the gardens at City Center, learn how bees make honey, learn about honey lore and history, read poetry about honey and bees, swap honey recipes, and taste several varieties of honey. Each participant will go home with a small jar of City Center honey. Please bring a bag lunch. Wear light colored clothes. If you have a bee veil and gloves please bring them with you. A small number of veils will be provided. Fees:
$60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income To Register:
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Alan Hawkins received the bodhisattva precepts (jukai) in 1992 and works with bees at Green Gulch and in Tracy. In 2011, he facilitated the establishing of hives and harvesting honey at City Center in San Francisco.
Marcia Leiberman is a lay-ordained practitioner who has been affiliated with SFZC since 1989. A staff gardener at Green Gulch Farm, she is currently head gardener at City Center where she oversees the Gardening at the Urban Temple project, is environmental steward, and beekeeper of rooftop hives. She works with landscape architects documenting public spaces and is an aesthetic pruner (anything under six feet tall). Her career as a photographer has included academic positions at University of California, Berkeley, and California College of Art teaching about time and space.