Emerald Farm Hosts Pollinator Event, Dream Catcher Class During Festival of Flowers

On Saturday, June 8, Emerald Farm will be participating in Greenwood’s annual Festival of Flowers with the Life of Honey Bees Observation Hive event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Attendees will meet the Lakeland Bee Keepers and learn how bees enhance the festival blooms, as well as how to protect, provide, and support honey bees, humming birds, and butterflies.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the farm will also be hosting the Cherokee Lady artisans who will teach a class on the construction and uses of dream catchers; the $5 fee includes supplies.

Emerald Farm is a working dairy farm with goats, sheep, llamas, ducks, cows, peacocks, geese, chickens and honey bees set on over 70 acres of rolling pastures with large sheltering oaks, fruit trees and herb gardens. Multiple shops, including a train and hobby shop, sell items such as soap and body products made on the farm (samples available), healthy snacks, gifts, antiques, yard art, bird houses, and live herbs and plants. A $2.50 train ride on the Emerald Farm Express takes visitors around the farm, through tunnels, and to the village in the woods.

June 7 through 9 is the main weekend of Greenwood’s Festival of Flowers (SCFestivalOfFlowers.org), though events—many of which are free—are held all month long and span a wide range of interest including art and culture, family, sports, tours and performance events. View the 2019 guide at TinyURL.com/yxd5wsob.

Admission/parking: free. Handicap-accessible Emerald Farm is open from 9am-5pm, Tue.-Sat. Guided tours and event reservations are available by appointment; call 864.223.2247. The farm is located at 409 Emerald Farm Rd. in Greenwood. Visit EmeraldFarm.com for more information.