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Tours at historic Bracketts Farm

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

On Sept. 14, as part of its annual meeting, the topic of which is How Habitats Change, the Virginia Native Plant Society will make a morning field trip to Bracketts Farm to see the large number of native plant species that grow along the edge of Bracketts’ pond, known to many in the Albemarle/Louisa area as Nolting Pond.

Bracketts Farm is operated by the Elisabeth A. Nolting Foundation, named after the farm’s last owner.  Nolting was instrumental in obtaining the congressional designation in 1973 of a portion of western Louisa County as a National Historic Landmark District.

Bracketts Farm was one of only 10 farms in the Commonwealth to receive the 2012 York River Basin Grand Award for its environmentally sound farming practices.

The Sept. 14 tours will be led by Michael Lachance, a member of the Bracketts Board of Directors and the extension agent for Nelson County.

For more information, contact Lachance at (434) 263-4035 or at