Edible Gardens Sound Good
Sustainable Acoustics Supports RHS National Gardening Week
This week is the RHS National Gardening Week, themed ‘Edible gardens’ – gardens planted to grow food – fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
As part of Sustainable Acoustics’ commitment to ignite conversations about why nature is important, we thought RHS National Gardening Week provided a great opportunity for us to talk about the natural sounds we hear in our gardens and particularly the euphonic hum of bees.
One of the most vital sounds to hear in any garden, but especially edible gardens, is the hum and buzz of our pollinators, the key pollinator being the bee, especially honey bees.
We need bees! They’re the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees.
There is a famous quote about bees, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
At Sustainable Acoustics we celebrate the euphonic sound gardens make when they are full of life, and we particularly love the sound made by our bees which make our edible gardens possible. In fact, our MD, Peter Rogers is a bee keeper in his spare time. Here he is with his colony at his home.
We hope everyone has the chance to get outside and plant something edible in the garden, in a window box, or even inside on a window sill, and then enjoy listening to the voice of the garden this spring.