Debbie does calendars

December 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm 2 comments

I’m beginning to wonder if there is anything our amazing sustainable agricultural agent Debbie Roos  can’t do.  First and foremost she provides information and support (educational workshops, farm tours, consultations, etc) to sustainable farmers all over Chatham County (and just about anyone else who calls). Second, she’s a pollinator pro — seems to know everything about the cozy co-dependent relationships between bees and flowers. She has installed an awesome pollinator garden at ChathamMarketplace in Pittsboro, among other locations.

Turns out she is also an ace photographer, combining her passion for sustainable farming, blooming plants and pollinators with a series of gorgeous four-color photo-illustrated notecards and, now (drumroll) a dazzling wall calendar featuring larger-than life closeups of bees in compromising positions with local flora.

 If you lust in your heart for flowers and bees, Debbie’s monthly calendar shots border on porn.  My favorite 2010 calendar pets appear in February (shapely sweat bee on flaming Echinacea purpea)  and June (purple and gold metallic cloaked beetle nibbling the sweet spots on a dazzling yellow blanketflower).

These are sure to heat up your winter fantasies of spring and summer gardens to come.   No need to feel guilty, though.  Debbie’s calendars are printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks in nearby Sanford and part of the proceeds go to the N.C. Botanical Garden. Calendars are available at Chatham Marketplace in PBO or direct from Debbie Roos at, 919.548.4855,

Learn more about why we need pollinators at Debbie’s newest website, underway at:

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary DeMare  |  December 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    We love Debbie’s calendars! They are right at the register and selling like hot cakes…I’ve already started scheduling 2010, just so that I could enjoy all the photos.

    • 2. sustainablegrub  |  December 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

      I bought a bunch of them as soon as they came out and shippped them off to far flung family for holiday presents. Debbie even mailed them for me.


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