The Vegetable Giving Garden at Bracketts
Elisabeth's Garden at Bracketts Farm
As of Spring 2022, the Louisa Extension Master Gardeners offer a unique opportunity to volunteer in our charitable garden, located within the Green Springs Historic District in Louisa County. The garden, fondly known as Elisabeth's Garden at Bracketts Farm, is funded and operated by Master Gardeners from the Louisa Extension office. The fresh fruits and vegetables grown are donated to the Louisa County Resource Council's (LCRC) food bank in Mineral; damaged or bruised items unsuitable for food bank donation are given to a local animal rescue in Louisa.
Rising food costs, inflation, and supply chain issues have created greater demand on the LCRC than in years past, making our garden efforts vital to meet the new needs of our community. Our 2022 spring/summer planting season brought over 2,000 pounds of fresh local produce to the LCRC.
We want to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions to garden operations:
Steve Phillips, Black Dog Produce
Deep Roots Farm & Garden Center
Louisa True Value Hardware
Fluvanna High School
Beth Whitten & Debra Reese
Kimberly & Scott Randall
Mike & Coreen Gelber
Tess & Dale Verhyen
Alice Leigh Mason
Amie Vialet de Montbel
Bill & Margaret Marley
Matthew & Aviesce Brandt
Don't hesitate to contact us at LEMGGivingGarden@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer, touring the garden, or learning about sustainable garden practices.