Educational Pollinator Garden at Bracketts Farm
The Pollinator Garden at Bracketts Farm is located beside Bracketts Farm Charitable Garden.
The Educational Pollinator Garden broke ground in the spring of 2023 at Brackett's Farm in Historic Green Springs. This pesticide free habitat focuses on growing plants native to the area to support bees, birds, insects, and wildlife. The garden is maintained by volunteers from the board at Brackett's Farm, Louisa Etension Master Gardeners, local organizations, and private citizens. In addition to providing a native habitat for wildlife and insects, the garden is an opportunity for hands on learning as to the importance of pollinators in the environment, developing, establishing, and maintaining a garden.
In spring of 2023, Louisa school students and members of a local 4H group planted flowers, vegetables, pumpkins, erected the fence, and helped to spread mulch in the garden. All produce from the garden will be donated to the Louisa County Resource Center and to other local organizations.
Louisa County High School teacher, Miranda Moyer, brought her agriculture class to the garden to help get it started. The students worked alongside Louisa Extension Master Gardeners as well as members of Bracketts Farm Board. The students helped to lay down fabric, mulched the pathways, started planting flowers and prepared rows for planting flower seeds.
Members of the local 4H group continue to tend and care for the garden throughout the growing season.
MANY thanks to the people and organizations that have donated and supported the Educational Pollinator Garden:
The Board at Brackett's Farm
Dale and Tess Verheyen
Ms. Cathy Dallinger
Louisa Extension Master Gardeners
Fluvanna Master Gardeners
Louisa County High School Students
Louisa County 4H
Mr. David Mc Mullian
Ms. Ami De Montbel
The Garden Nursery
Blue Ridge Farmers Co Op
Deep Roots Home and Garden Center