Shenandoah Valley of CaliforniaCharles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery
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Butterfly A butterfly garden has been in the works for quite a few years now at Plymouth Elementary School. Bruce Peccianti, former principal, and a few other locals helped make it come together. It's in our heritage to volunteer at this school, and Jim and Mike visit weekly. Mike's daughter, Amber, helps with presentations about Beneficial Bugs and Drip Line Installation (she's two.) Click for Wallpaper
The kids in Amador County - especially Plymouth and Shenandoah Valley - are all farmers' kids and they work hard. When we plant and install projects, we have guest speakers come in and teach about botany, forestry, lepidoptery, and more. Butterfly
Click for a Larger Image. At far left: the netted green cage the milkweed grows in. The entire 2.5 acre campus is planned as a habitat, with other parks in Plymouth participating, too.
The gardens are recognized as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Backyard Habitat; Monarch Waystation #1544; and a Farms of Amador member. Jim gives his lectures for the Farm Bureau's California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Mike, a UCCE Master Gardener, utilizes a lot of resources for his projects. The Gardens has a license pending to sell at Farmer's Markets and other venues for fundraising. Butterfly
This project is about teaching agricultrual education to students, and is built to last and to make the school money if it chooses to use it to do so.

This is a special project because it belongs to the kids. The preschoolers go on insect hunts in the garden and help plant wildflower seed. The 4th - 6th graders shovel the soil and Weed Warrior Parents help to clean it all up. The culinary class at the high school will use the herbs and other classes there will benefit, too.

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Write check to Amador Community Foundation and note in the lower left corner "Plymouth Elementary School Gardens Fund" and send to ACF at P.O. Box 1154, Jackson, CA 95642. Please subscribe to The Gold Country Times for a series of articles about the garden. Past articles are posted online.

When you visit the tasting room, you can see dozens of butterfly bushes blooming in the picnic area. Enjoy them here, then buy one at Amador Flower Farm for your yard!
More pages with flowers...
Steiner Road Daffodils Daffodil Story! Read It! Part One
Steiner Road Narcissus Images of the March 2009 Bloom! Part Two
Our Picnic Grounds Picnic near rock walls!
Butterfly Garden A UCCE Master Gardeners and Farm Bureau California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom project
The Agave Blooms A rock wall with a century plant on it.
These three articles all mentioned the Steiner Road Daffodils:
"Seen up close or from afar, wildflowers are annual star"
March 26 article by Rick Kushman pp. D1-D4 Sacramento Bee.
"It's Daffodil Time in Amador County"
April 2009 article by Carol Cook pp. 17-18 Jackson Rancheria Arrow Magazine (click on Arrow graphic there)
"These Flora Grows (Where my Butterfly Goes)" Article #8
April 2009 article by Michael Spinetta pp. 11-16 Gold Country Times
We highly recommend you visit Daffodil Hill in the spring, and Amador Flower Farm when you visit our tasting room.
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