While most farms and gardens endeavor to make a positive impact on the world and environment, most are not so singularly focused as the Rainbow’s End Butterfly Farm which has zeroed in on preserving butterflies and their habitat.
Rainbow’s End works towards educating visitors and customers on the importance of maintaining garden space where butterflies of every species can thrive and survive as urbanization eliminates their natural habitats. The gardens cultivate nectar plants and host plants that allow caterpillars to cocoon and transform into the “flying flowers.” One of the main crops grown on the small garden sanctuary is Milkweed which is a major factor in the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Rainbow’s End hopes that by spreading butterfly-centric education, they can save and preserve the airborne insects one garden at a time.
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