Green Team Learning Gardens
Our Green Team Learning Gardens are dynamic outdoor classrooms, showcasing edible gardens where people can learn about pollinators, nutritious foods, beneficial herbs, and healthy eating habits. We utilize organic gardening methods, and use compost bins and rain barrels to support the gardens. We were not able to plant our gardens at the optimum time this year due to construction, but we expect the learning experience and the harvest to still be wonderful!
Our 2017 Learning Gardens
Pollinator Garden: This garden is planted with a variety of perennials and annuals that attract and benefit pollinators. There is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. Our garden is part of Monarch Watch and The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. This garden is immediately adjacent to our 5-acre Centennial Prairie, a “reconstructed” prairie featuring native plants.
Centennial Italian Heritage Garden: This garden celebrates South Beloit’s centennial year by honoring the Italian families that first settled here. We’ve planted this garden with seeds loaned to use from The Italian Garden Project, and other heirloom seed sources. The garden features heirloom: Pole Beans, Zucchini (Cagutza), Kale, Leeks, Basil, Tomatoes and more.
Sensory Garden: A sensory garden is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. Come smell, taste and touch and see all the wonderful plants in this garden.
Pizza Garden: Here’s proof that pizza doesn’t come out of a box! Find all the colorful and delicious vegetables and herbs that go into making a pizza.
Tasting Garden: Loaded with all kinds of interesting and delicious herbs and vegetables that you can taste.
Want to Dig In and Learn More?
The Learning Gardens are part of Nature At The Confluence Green Team Programs. Classes or tours can be offered for both adults and students. We can work with you to create a program that fits around your interests and requirements.
Questions? Call 815-200-6910 or send an email below.