Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Sarah created For the Love of Bees in 2016. Originally a platform to help regenerate the planet through bees, it has evolved to encompass an ever-widening network of initiatives. She advocates for improving soil systems, growing nutrient-dense food, processing organic resources into compost and sharing knowledge – creating a network of regenerative change-making activities.

Sarah is currently focused on campaigning to establish a network of regenerative urban farms across Aotearoa. She is the originator and mentor of the education platform Regenerate Now, and co-founder of the Urban Farmers Alliance. Sarah helps create productive urban farms which are self-sustaining, provide education, sequester carbon, support biodiversity, offer stable job opportunities and grow local food security.

For the Love of Bees began with the intention of creating ripples of sustainable change and Sarah has done just that. She stands out for her ability to connect disparate groups and ideas into tangible frameworks for change, enlisting the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders including businesses, farmers, schools, iwi, community organisations, scientists, brand partners and beekeepers.