Beech Hollow's team members Jeff Killingsworth, Pandra Williams, and Jessi Noreault have volunteered, weeded, and kept the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden growing with the help of neighborhood volunteers and master gardeners.

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2009

In 2005, Carol Vanderschaaf started the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden in with Phil Edwards and the Dekalb Master Gardener Association along with Catharine Kuchar of the Audubon Society. Together, they planted over 40 different species of native plants and shrubs.

Over the following years, Beech Hollow's team members Jeff Killingsworth, Pandra Williams, and Jessi Noreault have volunteered, weeded, and kept the garden going with the help of neighborhood volunteers and master gardeners.
The garden has not only added plants, but also been the site of outdoor environmental classes on pollinator syndromes and environmental stewardship for students at Mary Lin School.

2019

The Challenge

In 2018, Williams and Noreault started documenting the garden, and conducted a plant species census, at the conclusion of which noted more than 58 species of native plants installed in the Freedom Park bird and Butterfly Garden.  These native plant populations have thrived and expanded without intensive maintenance and upkeep.

In early 2019 the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden was designated an Audubon Habitat Garden.

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Volunteer Here!

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"Offering native plants, pollinator support, and now an education program, Beech Hollow Farm is one of Georgia's hidden gems."

Join Us!

As part of our community outreach program, Beech Hollow holds regular workdays at the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden.  Please see our Calendar and events page for more details.