Cornelia Reynolds

Cornelia Reynolds

Cornelia Reynolds is devoting her retirement to bee conservation. A lifelong gardener, she retired in 2017 as executive director of Noyo Food Forest, a local farm to school nonprofit. She is currently studying entomology—bugs and bees an unpursued interest since childhood—and developing a pollinator sanctuary on an acre in Mendocino County, California. She is chair of Fort Bragg Bee City USA, and a director of Bee Bold Mendocino, a nonprofit dedicated to making Mendocino a bee friendly county.

Hopeful Essay Penned by Firelight

Essay

I am writing in the harsh light of a lantern and my blazing wood stove on the fourth night of a “public safety” blackout currently forecast to last for three more days. I am not near a fire or an evacuation zone. But that could change as quickly as a new fire report.