This is an amzing project happening right in the county that I live in. And it is my humbled honor that I will be a part of this garden (thank you to my sponsors, The Richardson Foundation & David and Lynda Richardson). My papa will be constructing my dog house, which will be featured in the garden, along with a stone replica of a dachshund fitted in a Eddie's Wheels cart that we donated (and that Eddie's Wheels gave us a special price on). Stay tuned for photos later this summer.
My papa is involved also with Sheboygan County Home Builder's and is heading up the Charlotte's Barn project being built at Bookworm Gardens. I'm so proud of him for being a part of the volunteer efforts to make this garden a reality. Here is a photo of the beginning process of the barn. Maybe Charlotte will make a special appearnce to thank them for their hard work!
About Bookworm Gardens
Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant, playful children’s garden that enhances literature, the natural world, and the imagination. Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin,the garden is adjacent to UW Sheboygan and is across from the UW Extention offices which house the Sheboygan County Master Gardeners. The 1.5 acre garden will offer the young and young at heart the opportunity for free, unstructured play in a beautiful and secure environment. Classes in horticulture, literature, art and cooking will be offered, as well as concerts, plays and special events.
Bookworm Gardens Mission statement
To enrich the mind, body and spirit of the young and young at heart through exploration in a garden environment based on children’s literature.
This will be free to the community and visitors to enjoy! Stay tuned for updates as they become available!
- Barbara Techel
- Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.