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Brenda Palms Barber in Chicago Magazine

Brenda Palms Barber

Sweet Beginnings’ Brenda Palms Barber was recently featured in Chicago magazine. The article highlights her work in Chicagoland’s North Lawndale area to teach beekeeping skills to local ex-offenders, who raise bees that produce honey made into a line of organic honey and beeswax-based products. Sweet Beginnings currently carries spa products like lip balm and shower gel, as well as honey (naturally).

To date, more than 100 people have graduated from Sweet Beginnings’ job training program, with only three graduates to returning to incarceration—an unbelievably low rate of recidivism!

Want to learn more? On Sunday, April 26th at the end of the SVN 2009 Annual Member Gathering, we’ll be taking a field trip to Sweet Beginnings’ facilities to check their work out in person! Please book a Sunday evening flight if you’d like to be a part of this inspiring visit.

And check out the Beeline Store to order products from Sweet Beginnings’ selection of socially responsible and high-quality honey-based products at www.beelinestore.com. Congratulations, Brenda!

April 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment


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