Pollinator Networks is a Boston-based organization that restores and constructs new native habitats for bees, butterflies, and birds. We use community outreach, art, and education to create the foundation for sustainable change in local ecosystems.
Who We Are
Beth Fried, BS, MAT, is currently enrolled in Oregon State University’s Master Melittology Program. She is actively involved in land conservation, habitat restoration and bird habitat preservation. Beth is a member of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Massachusetts Audubon, Pollinator Gardeners, and the Greater Boston LGBTQ Outbreath group. She is a retired teacher and school administrator, as well as a teacher and lifelong practitioner of Transcendental Meditation. As an avid birder and gardener, creating and restoring native habitats is her passion.
Miriam Shenitzer, BFA, Ed.M, is an artist, teacher, and activist. Her deep connection to immigrant communities has been nourished by her years of working in community-based agencies in Boston, as well as in the Watertown Public Schools. She co-founded the Watertown School Gardens and has been lead garden teacher since their inception. As part of her practice, Miriam works with children and families to create art on topics of culture, language and the environment. Her work includes Seeking Sanctuary, a 3-day performance and multimedia installation with Palaver Strings, and members of the Cape Verdean, Chinese, and Irish immigrant communities. She is a firm believer in the benefits of the outdoors for urban communities, and the importance of nature in all our lives.