Join us at our first event — a groundbreaking & historical reenactment of draft horses plowing the first Buckets of Rain garden at the Poor Farm.
Susan Zenker of Fantail Farms, and Kathy Shutt of Big Butt Farms, both from Benzonia will provide teams and do plowing of our 5000 square foot garden.
Chris Skellenger, Director of Buckets of Rain, a nonprofit dedicated to “growing hope and feeding lives, one garden at a time,” will speak briefly. Steve Stier, President of the Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society will also offer remarks.
This is the first public event of the Save the Poor Farm Barn effort. The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society has received a 25-year lease from Leelanau County to rehabilitate the barn to its original stature and to provide public education and service to the Leelanau community. Volunteers are being sought to assist in planting and maintaining the Buckets of Rain garden.
Garden produce will be distributed to the needy through food pantries at at Buckets of Rain farm stands.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair if you like, and please sign up on our follower’s list, take a pledge form, and maybe even volunteer.
Questions: Contact Laurel Jeris at [email protected] or Barbara Siepker at 231-334-4395