TOURS RETURNED IN 2017!!!
Due to the weather, we had to cancel.
We are happy to announce the return of the Gilles Family Farm Tours for this Summer. After taking last summer off for some family business the Gilles Family is gearing up for the 2017 season. We are taking RSVPs at our office so call or stop in to get your name on the list. The racks will fill up quickly so please call early so we can get you on the list.
The Gilles Family cordially invites you to attend one of the annual tours they hold on their family farm. For over ten years the Gilles Family have opened up their farm in an effort to spread the word about conservation, native grasses and forbs, erosion protection and wildlife habitat. They begin the tour with a short presentation in the garage at the original farmstead where they pass around freshly picked examples of the hundreds of grasses and forbs which grow in their plantings. They discuss how these were used by Native Americans and early settlers. After the introductions the tour continues on hay-racks that have been upgraded with bus seats and railings which make for a comfortable ride around the farm.
Usually in July the family hosts 4 tours (see below for upcoming dates). Tours are limited to 60 participants as space is limited on the hay-racks. Please call our office to make reservations
2016 Tours were very successful!!!
See below for photos from 2016
Ted Gilles talks about plants we are going to see on the tour.
Ted Gilles, Ron Gilles, and Ginny Gilles give us a history of the farm and plants around the farm.