Seed Collecting at Harris Farm Pollinator Patches
Our pollinator patches are a gift that keeps on giving! Now that most of the blooms have come and gone, it's time to get out and collect seeds. Most of the species we have planted are excellent self-seeders and return in force [...]
Butterflies at the Harris Farm!
Why do we love butterflies? Certainly, we admire their exotic beauty and effortless grace as they dance among the flowers, but they serve many other important roles, from the caterpillars that provide food for migratory songbirds to the pollination that is [...]
Summer Update – Pollinator Patches at the Harris Farm
In honor of #PollinatorWeek and @pollinatorpartnership (June 20-26) FLC staff wanted to update you on the pollinator patches at the Harris Farm. Black-eyed Susan, partridge pea and false sunflower abound! The meadows are coming to life and attracting a variety of pollinators. The cover crops [...]
UPDATE! FLC’s Pollinator Patch Project with Strata-G Volunteers (4/29/2022)
Last Friday was nice and cool with partly cloudy skies! That gave FLC staff and Strata-G volunteers the wind in our sails to work out in the pollinator patches and other native landscaping beds at the Harris Farm (FLC’s office headquarters in Rockford, TN). There was plenty of mulching and [...]
Happy Earth Day!
It’s springtime and FLC’s office headquarters at the Harris Farm is boasting plenty of native blooms! Staff can’t help but take a look back at the last few years as we focused on removing invasive exotics like honeysuckle, multi-flora rose, and the infamous privet, within some of the property’s [...]
Fall 2021 – Letter from FLC’s Executive Director
Dear Friends of the Foothills, The Board and staff of Foothills Land Conservancy sincerely hopes our friends are doing well. The last two years [...]
Check out FLC’s Latest Pollinator Friendly Beds at the Harris Farm!
In late September of 2021, FLC and Strata-G employees partnered together, preparing 4 pollinator friendly meadow beds at FLC’s office headquarters Rockford, TN. These new pollinator patches are located a short distance away from another set established last year by Foothills staff. Pollinator patches are a way to increase the [...]
Update on FLC’s Pollinator Patch at the Harris Farm
In honor of #NationalPollinatorWeek, FLC staff would like to share an update of our ‘Native Pollinator Patch’ at the Harris Farm. A variety of blooms have really taken off this month and they are attracting quite a diverse group of pollinator species. Check out our gallery of images and visit [...]
The Gail Harris Farm is now FLC’s New Headquarters!
"Since I inherited the farm from my late husband and he from his parents, I never did think of the farm as my property, only that I have been given stewardship of it. The donation of this land to FLC is the best way I can [...]