Taylor LaRue Designs Fine Jewelry loves to find ways to be a part of local communities near and far. With so many needs in today’s world, we wanted to pick something that is personal and that we practice in our daily lives outside of making jewelry. As busy designers and jewelers, one of the ways we unwind and connect with our family, is by spending time in our flower and vegetable gardens.
If you're ever in a flower garden, near a flower pot,eating at your local farmer's market, you often without notice, witness the ever present pollinators. They consist of bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, just to name a few.
We learned that one out of every three bites of food we take is the result of hardworking pollinators. Yes, one out of three. These amazing workers need our help with finding food, avoiding habitat destruction, and preventing the overuse of pesticides.
We reached out to an Atlanta organization, The Community Farmers Market http://cfmatl.org/ about a celebration they were hosting, The Lady Locavores Event. The evening was to honor International Women's Day on March 8th, to honor the amazing women chefs, farmers, and artisans in the community. Our wish was to donate a piece of our customized jewelry to the silent auction. We came up with the idea of the honeycomb, as it touches many of the women that were being celebrated. So began, The Honeycomb Project.
Here is how you can help. Each purchase will have a portion of the proceeds go to a local pollinator garden in Atlanta, Georgia (to start), the location of your purchase will show up on our map as a bee…and finally, you will be a pollinator yourself by spreading the word about helping our pollinators in the world!
Thank you for being a part of Taylor LaRue Designs Fine Jewelry as we spread these pieces of jewelry around the world! Help us keep this buzz going!