It’s gone to the bugs - Earth Day 2015

Mark your calendars for April 22nd and join us for a great afternoon of Farm fun! From 2:00pm-5:00pm, we will be learning about beneficial insects, pollinating, and how the Earth’s smallest bugs play a major role in sustainable farming practices. CCG Intern and Boise High student, Erin R., has poured countless hours into creating a Beneficial Insect Garden - it’s a BIG project to say the least. The garden is built around native plants, trees, and shrubs to attract beneficial bugs and keep pest populations down. Not only supporting the soil health of the area, native plants support local ecosystems and wildlife.

The BIG is funded in part by the Whittenberger Foundation, the Idaho Botanical Garden Lunaria Grant Program, the Simplot Company Foundation, and the Newman’s Own Foundation. Peggy Faith of Xeric Gardening has provided valuable consulting for this project from everything to garden design, plant selection, and execution. We are grateful for our funders, Peggy, and volunteers like you!

Check in with the CCG Farm Facebook page for updates about the BIG project and others!

Annie McLeod