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Chicks to Chickens!

How the time flies!  See how much our flock of chickens has grown in just 4 months!     When our chicks arrived this summer, they were the size of an egg, for obvious reasons. Since they were so small, they tended to huddle together for warmth, even in the Memphis August heat!  Now, much larger and more independent, they spend their days roosting, clearing out and fertilizing our garden beds in their portable coop and, yes, cuddling with each other.   ... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-27-15 | 0 comments
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Treats Without the Tricks

Our Booffalo has an important message for you that's sure to brighten this rainy day! Calling all goblins and ghouls, Little super heroes, witches And princesses with jewels. We're inviting you all To join us in celebrating Halloween this Fall! Not up for the tricks, scares and boo's? Come enjoy Trunk or Treat, Candy AND fun, you don't have to choose! So put on your costumes, Grab your bucket and a friend. Head to Shelby Farms Park And look just around the bend. We'll have... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-27-15 | 2 comments
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Honeybee Haven: The Shelby Farms Apiary

Have you ever seen these boxes in the park before and wondered what they’re for? The answer? Honeybees! This bee yard, known as an “apiary,” is home to thousands of bees working to keep our gardens healthy and produce local, sustainable honey right here in Shelby Farms Park.  You might have known that the honey you eat comes from Honeybees, but did you know that Honeybees also play a critical role in producing many of the fruits and vegetables you eat? Each day, worker... Read More
at 10-20-15 | 1 comments
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$100k awarded to SFPC for Greenline Access Project

Yes, you read correctly. SFPC received $100,000 to help construct access to an area of high need along the Shelby Farms Greenline. The grant funds from Commissioner Heidi Shafer's Community Enhancement Grant fund are going to support the Perkins to Greenline neighborhood access. The Perkins to Greenline Neighborhood Access will provide a connector trail, stairs and a handicap accessible ramp to the Greenline near the Perkins Road overpass, shown in the image above. This will link neighbors to... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-13-15 | 0 comments
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Building Biodiversity | New Native Trees Coming to Shelby Farms Park

Hey Park fans! Recently, I posted about our biodiversity here at Shelby Farms Park and how we’re working to strengthen our web of life here at the park through our ten-year privet removal plan .  But removing species from the park doesn’t create a “web” itself; there’s a critical second step.  That’s why I’m back today to talk about how we’re strengthening our biodiversity, not through removal, but through additions!  Once invasive species are cleared out of the park,... Read More
at 10-6-15 | 2 comments
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