Children’s Discovery Garden
The Farm is a place for children to discover and wonder in the world around them. A conversation sparked by Bowers Farm Master Gardener volunteers led to a community-driven effort to design a natural play area focused on engaging kids and families of all ages. A place that provides children endless hours of fun through exploration.
During the 2019-2020 school year, students, 2nd-grade teachers, and parents joined in a collaborative design process to craft a vision. With help from our friends at Michigan State University, Children's Garden Curator, Dr. Norm Lownds, joined our team as the lead designer for the project. We are now ready to blossom from a design plan into reality: a hands-on, community-focused garden.
Structure to Sponsor
Bee Hive Climbing Structure
Native Bee Hotel
Theme Gardens to Sponsor
This garden has plants whose names start with every letter of the alphabet, from A for asparagus to Z for Zucchini.
Garden that is composed of pollinator flower and plants, all looking to attract beautiful butterflies!. This theme has been fulfilled by a donor already.
One of kids favorite foods is pizza. So let’s create a huge pizza and grow the plants that are used to make this wonderful food!
Feathered Friends Garden
This garden would be made up of flowers and plants that attract a variety of bird wildlife!
Experience all of colors nature has to offer by visiting the rainbow garden, featuring a prism!
Michigan Farm Crops Garden
This garden will introduce visitors to some of the major agricultural crops in Michigan.
Leave your print in the garden by ordering your commemorative brick today!
To continue our fundraising efforts, we are offering custom engraved, commemorative bricks as a token of our appreciation for supporting the vision of the Discovery Garden. The commemorative bricks will create the hardscape paths in the Discovery Garden. Your support is priceless as we pursue the project with our community to establish a garden providing a unique experience and exploration new on our farm.
Your brick(s) may honor your family, commemorate an important occasion, or memorialize a loved one.
You may select a 4x8 or 8x8 brick for personalization. You may inscribe text, add select clip art with text, or provide a custom design logo or art. Business logos or children’s art may be specially inscribed with appropriate designs which are aligned with our mission.
Available clip art for use on select bricks can be found HERE.
Major contributors and those interested in funding specific areas of the garden are also being sought and can directly contact Alan Jaros at email@example.com
You may also download an Order Form to fill in and pay by check. Please fill in the form and mail or drop it off with your check as instructed on the Form. Download Order Form