Did you know that bees pollinate about 70 different crop species, and those crops feed 90% of the world’s population? That’s just one of the reasons why the decline of the honey bee is cause for concern. Honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate and some of the most likely causes are the increased use of pesticides, monoculture (single crop planting), and the destruction of natural habitat.
Our resident entrepreneurs are always coming up with creative ideas at Calgo Gardens, so when photographer Diana Lang approached us about an outdoor studio, we couldn’t wait to see what she had in mind. The plan was to upscale and recycle an unloved farm stand to create an outdoor space for her photography.
Arbors and outdoor furniture are a beautiful addition to any landscape design—being both functional and practical. Furnished gardens invite people to both walk and linger in your outdoor living space. Strategically placed items allow you to relax in the sunlight or in the cover of the shade.
There’s no better feeling of accomplishment than completing an overwhelming task. Accomplishment and satisfaction are just around the corner for those of us getting Calgo Gardens renewed and revitilized for spring. Thank you to all for your patience while we get some spring cleaning and a surprising facelift done!
Whether you love wheat berries, or haven’t yet tried them, Tulip Tree Café located in The Farmhouse at Calgo Gardens, has the perfect dish to introduce you to this healthy and flavorful grain. Try making Chef Heidi’s recipe for Red Wheat Berry Salad—full of fresh delicious flavors, protein, and fiber—and reap all of their healthy benefits.