Helen O'Donnell, garden buddy and fellow blogger (Anemone Times) has started a working farm with her husband and another couple in Dummerston, VT. Helen has studied at Great Dixter under the tutelage of Fergus Garreett on two occasions. She has become a knowledgeable and enthusiastic plantsperson. As part of the farm, she has started a nursery that has some cool Dixter plants (non-Dixter annuals and perennials too).
These plants are mostly perennials
Most of the annuals are in super-sized 6 packs, so the plants are nice beefy and ready to plant in your garden
This little gem called Salvia 'Crown Jewels' caught my eye. I have never seen before but Helen said the seeds of this plant, called Chia in Mexico, were used as a food crop by Native Americans and it is now a popular health food product.
Helen's nursery is small and just in the very beginning stages but she has some choice plants to offer. The nursery is open Saturdays 12:00 to 5:00 or by appointment. It is located about 10-15 minute drive north of Brattelboro, VT. It is a little tricky to find, so be sure to have a navigation device. Note the farm doesn't have a sign yet. Helen is a delight. If you live in the area, please check Bunker Farm out!
The Bunker Farm
857 Bunker Road
Dummerston, VT 05346
email for appt: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of The Bunker Farm is to:
Produce and market naturally grown meat, vegetable, nursery and forestry products in a sustainable and profitable manner.
Develop innovative and purposeful connections between producers and consumers in order to strengthen Vermont’s local food system and the social and community connections that nurture it.
Invest in community outreach and on-farm education to foster a sense of place, heritage, and identity for local students and community members.