Ms. Bonnie’s Garden: Monarchs spotted in first season at Macedonia Moravian

Published 10:43 am Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Ms. Bonnie’s Garden at Macedonia Moravian Church in Advance was dedicated during an ice cream social earlier this month.

The garden honors Bonnie Miller for her three decades of teaching children at Macedonia Preschool, teaching the pre-K readiness program. “She also taught them to love God and be good stewards of His creation,” said Kelly Hines, current Macedonia Moravian Preschool director. “Macedonia is proud to honor her service and dedication to the community with this garden.”

Designed and planted by Bashavia Gardens, the garden consists of 16 native North Carolina pollinator plants. The garden has already hosted a variety of insects and small animals, as well as nearly two dozen Monarch caterpillars and butterflies.

“It is an active teaching garden designed to encou8rage environmental stewardship and knowlede of the natural life cycles of plants and animals,” Hines said.

Some 100 people attended the dedication.

To visit the garden, call 337-998-6492 to make an appointment.