Hi, I'm Holly…a wife and mother, beekeeper, farmer, educator, permaculturalist and lover of God and all things in His beautiful creation. My passion is in engaging and educating people about living sustainability and empowering others, both young and old to live lighter. I run workshops all across Melbourne and from our property in the Yarra Valley, teaching people the skills of keeping backyard bees, reducing our waste and making our own beeswax food wraps, salves and balms.
But the best part of my job is getting to teach little humans about bees, sustainability and our food system! I run a series of Mini-beast incursions for kindergarten and school groups where children have the amazing opportunity to encounter bees and bugs in a whole new way.
Check out the video to see the fun that we get up to in the honey bee incursion! This series of incursions challenges the children to think more broadly about the role mini-beasts play in a sustainable future, in our agricultural and food security systems and ultimately our health and wellbeing.
I would love to connect with you and help you in your journey towards a sustainable future too… drop me a line and say hello!
“Holly’s Backyard Pantry has been a fantastic incursion for our kinder students. Holly’s friendly and approachable manner has encouraged every student to experience the life of bees first-hand. Meeting a real bee colony up close is such a unique experience and our students learn so much through this program.”
Sarah Wheatland (Kindergarten Teacher)