Just wanted to to drop you a note about the Secret Garden tour in Brown County, taking place July 11 & 12th.
The tour features gardens that are not usually open to the public. It is sponsored by the garden club and is one of their major fundraisers for the year. Proceeds from the tour are used for local projects like landscaping for Habitat for Humanity homes. It is a driving tour featuring 5 stops throughout Brown County.
We are very excited to be the first working garden featured on the tour! We are planning to offer walking tours of the farm on the hour. The tour will include not only the gardens but an introduction to our pastured poultry and the egg mobile, a stop at the apiary, a visit with our heritage cattle herd, the Haflingers & Shetland sheep and a chance to feed a biscuit to our critically rare Red Wattle Hogs.
We are looking forward to visit with folks and to re-aquainting them with family farming and where their food comes from.
Tickets are available at the Visitors and Convention Bureau all week or from a garden club member or at any of the stops on the tour. Below is the information from the Bureau's site with a link to the brochure.
Secret Gardens of Brown County TourJuly 11, 2009 - July 12, 2009
Third Annual Secret Gardens of Brown County Tour.... This self-guided tour of five gardens lets you see a secret area of Brown County, never shared before... Brown County Garden Club members open their gardens, sharing their secrets and selling plants, seeds and garden items! Map and brochure included when tickets are purchased. Tickets available at the Brown County Visitors Center. All proceeds support the Brown County Garden Club's activities in the community, including landscaping for Brown County Habitat for Humanity Homes.
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Various gardens in rural Brown County
Phone: 812.988.6927; 800.753.3255
Admission: $10.00 adults; under 13 free
Here is a link to the brochure: http://www.browncounty.com/docs/Event-2009SecretGardenbrochure.pdf
Come on out and support a good cause!
See you at the farm,
Dot & Brian