The garden of Pam and Gordon Oakes is just one of the gardens featured on this year’s Franklin Land Trust Farm and Garden tour held on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28. This tour is a major fundraiser for the FLT whose mission is to ‘work with landowners and communities to protect their farms, forests, and other natural resources significant to the environmental quality, economy and rural character of our region.’
This year the tour, centered in the Deerfield-Whately area, also includes admission to three of the Historic Deerfield buildings and the PVMA Memorial Hall Museum.
There is still an opportunity to play a part in the FLT’s mission, by volunteering to help staff the garden and farm sites. There is a need for people to help with parking and to answer questions. If you are interested in volunteering, call the Franklin Land Trust office for more information. 413-625-9151 or 413-625-9152.
There is also still time to buy a Tour ticket ($20) that will be good for the whole weekend, lots of time to savor beautiful gardens, surprising farms, and history of our area.