What’s ‘Growing On’ at Coldwater Gardens?
Coldwater Gardens isn’t just a pretty name. Besides being an excellent location for camping, events, weddings and outdoor activities, the beloved campground is also famous for their wonderful gardens and unique growing methods. So check out what’s “growing on!”
The gardens at Coldwater Gardens produce certified naturally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and mushrooms year-round. You can taste farm-fresh grapes, blueberries, rhubarb, peaches, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, mushrooms and more.
Cutting-edge Agriculture Techniques
Not only does Coldwater Gardens grow seasonal produce in traditional plots and fields, but they also use innovative growing techniques such as hydroponics and aquacultures, also known as “aquaponics.”
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using a mineral nutrient solution. The vertical tower hydroponics at Coldwater Gardens allow the farmers to grow more food in less space, while making pest control and harvesting easier. Coldwater Gardens also makes use of aquacultures to cultivate freshwater fish within their agriculture ecosystem. This symbiotic relationship between fish and plants makes for a harmonious natural balance where everyone benefits!
It’s not just plants growing at Coldwater Gardens—they also have their share of animals that help complete the facility’s unique ecosystem. There are a variety of fish in the aquacultures in the hydroponics. You can see six varieties of egg-laying chickens, which eat organic feed, scratch and scraps from the gardens. The Gardens are also home to several hives of European Honey Bees. The bees help pollinate the crops, as well as produce naturally sweet and delicious honey.
Experience a tour of this unique natural treasure for yourself. Book a visit and learn more at ColdwaterGardens.com.