The National Wildlife Federation recently designated VEJ's Hope House & Gardens a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Hope House & Gardens met four criteria for the designation:
"We don't want to just talk about Earth justice, we want to practice Earth justice," said VEJ executive director BT Irwin. "We don't just want to tell people how to do it, we want to show them how to do it. This designation from the National Wildlife Federation is affirmation of all the work so many people put into restoring Hope House & Gardens as a habitat over the last few years."
Hope House & Gardens will add another strong element to its habitat and pollinator status when it gets a Bees in the D beehive next year thanks to a grant from the Father Clement H. Kern Foundation.