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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 02:29 AM

The Grateful Dead is helping to save bees and butterflies through Jerry Garcias legacy

Jerry Garcia passed away 22 years ago, but the legacy of the lead singer of the Grateful Dead lives on in a new effort to boost wild honeybee and monarch butterfly populations.

Embarking on a summer tour across America, Dead & Company, the group headed by former Garcia bandmates Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann (with special guest John Mayer), will give fans at each venue a way in which they can help repopulate the winged creatures.

The band will be hosting a charity outreach program in the form of Participation Row: a series of tents dedicated to presenting meaningful causes and organizations. One of the tents will feature the most recent work of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.

To encourage butterfly and bee conservation among Deadheads, the Foundation will be passing out free milkweed seeds and garden pollinator packs to the first 300 concert-goers to visit their tent at the venues, courtesy of the Save Our Monarchs Foundation.

More: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/the-grateful-dead-is-helping-to-save-bees-and-butterflies-through-jerry-garcias-legacy/

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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:07 AM

1. ...in that case...

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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 10:29 AM

2. I love this!

I put a milkweed in my yard a couple years ago. In the fall I make sure that some of the seeds get planted. I've got a small milkweed patch going now. 👍🏾

This is what I always thought the Hippies are about. Jerry must be happy about it.

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