Woodstock prairie grows community through gardening program
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Linda Bruce, owner of Soulful Prairies, was named Volunteer of the Year by Roll Call (Reaching Out Lifting to Excellence).
Read her story in the Fall – 2013 newsletter.
A little more than three years ago, Park Ridge resi- dent Linda Bruce and her husband Robert purchased 80 acres of land in what used to be Country Orchards, at 4706 Alden Road.
“We bought the land not knowing what we would do with it in the future, but I knew I wanted it to have something to do with horses and giving back to the community,” said Linda Bruce. Read the entire article.
Field Notes – Spring 2014
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County e-Newsletter
On New Year’s Eve, 2013, Linda and Robert Bruce signed a conservation easement with The Land Conservancy, protecting 34 acres of their 80-acre property north of Woodstock.
For those of you who have lived in McHenry County a while, you may have driven past the Bruce property on Alden Road, once known as “Country Cabin Orchard.” It featured a pick-your-own apple orchard, pumpkin patch, Christmas tree farm, pony rides, and much more. The business fell on hard times and by the mid 2000s it went into foreclosure. Read the article.