One of our own
On October 13, 2016, a small group of Maryland beekeepers was honored with the John V. Kabler Memorial Award, given annually by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, for leading a citizen coalition that pushed the MD Legislature to pass a first-of-its-kind legislation in the country. By the end of 2017, Maryland’s retail shelves will be devoid of a family of pollinator killing pesticides called neonicotinoids, or “neonics”. Since then, two other states have followed suit, with more anticipated in 2017.
A member of that small group of beekeepers, Roger Williams, has moved to Culpeper, specifically to work on the New Farmers Training Program development in progress at the George Washington Carver Agriculture Center. With a rich and growing awareness of the possibilities for nutrient-dense food production, he is hoping the Carver Center will become a beacon of research and education in this “growing field” of knowledge.
The Carver Food Enterprise Team congratulates Roger Williams.