Children’s Discovery Garden

Our Story

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

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Alan Jaros at

Support the Creation of the Children’s Discovery Garden

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Financial and in-kind support is being sought in many ways including:

  • Sponsor a Theme Garden

  • Sponsor a Garden Structure

  • Sponsor a School Garden

  • Leave you print by buying customized bricks for the pathway of the Garden

  • Donate any amount to support the Garden.

Our overall goal is to raise approximately $500,000 to fund the installation and maintenance of the Garden.

Theme Gardens to Sponsor


Brick Pathways

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

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


For other sponsorship inquiries, please email Alan Jaros at Thank you for your support.

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