By 1808Delaware

In a social media announcement made on its Facebook page, Scioto Gardens has announced that it has purchased a 9 1/2 acre parcel of the history Sackett Farm on Curve Road in Berlin Township.

Sackett Farm, a landmark of Delaware’s agricultural legacy since 1839, is embarking on this new journey with Scioto Gardens. This collaboration represents a pivotal moment in the preservation of local history and the advancement of sustainable practices, setting a precedent for future generations.

A Legacy of Conservation

Maribeth Eiken, along with her children, has been the custodian of Sackett Farm for many years, ensuring the land remains a testament to the area’s rich agricultural history. The decision to sell 9 ½ acres to Scioto Gardens evidences a profound commitment to environmental conservation, a value deeply ingrained in the farm’s operations. The initiative by Amy Eiken to establish Sackett Farm Flowers in 2020, and Maribeth’s enrollment of land into the Conservation Reserve Program in 2021, further exemplify the family’s dedication to fostering native biodiversity.

Rooted in Sustainability

The partnership with Scioto Gardens, a native plant nursery with a storied history of its own, reflects a shared vision for the future. Both entities champion the importance of native plants and ecological education, making this alliance a natural progression of their missions. Scioto Gardens, revived by a group of plant enthusiasts in 2019, has been at the forefront of promoting native species and habitat restoration, a mission now poised for expansion on the historic grounds of Sackett Farm.

The relocation of Scioto Gardens to Sackett Farm marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter. With plans to expand their nursery to meet growing demand and to create a living showcase for native plant species, Scioto Gardens aims to educate and inspire the community. The planned demonstrations of ecosystem restoration and conservation practices promise to make the new site an invaluable resource for environmental learning and appreciation.

Engaging the Community

The grand opening of Scioto Gardens at its new home is eagerly anticipated, with a full slate of events planned to welcome the community and share the beauty and importance of native plants. In parallel, Sackett Farm Flowers will continue to engage locals with community events, fostering a spirit of collaboration and environmental consciousness.

As this historic farm embarks on its next chapter, the partnership with Scioto Gardens stands as a beacon of hope for the preservation of natural landscapes and a sustainable future. It’s a narrative that not only honors the past but also sows seeds for a greener tomorrow.

Stay Connected

To learn more about Scioto Gardens and their upcoming events, visit Scioto Gardens website and follow them on social media. Similarly, for updates on Sackett Farm Flowers’ community activities, check out their social media profiles.

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