As the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares to pave over the Outreach Garden for a parking lot, I’ve been thinking about the beehives there.
The garden is hidden behind the 33rd Ward at 453 S. 1100 East. I live directly across the street. For more than 20 years I’ve watched what the bees bring into being as they pollinate plants in the garden and throughout the neighborhood while making honey to nourish their own, their keepers and scores of others.
I've watched growers come to the garden with shovels and leave with produce to eat, sell and give away.