Students from Mr. Bryant, Ms. Haley, and Ms. Ford’s classes at the Taylor Educational Administration Complex spent this summer and fall working to clean up the courtyard at TEAC to make it into a pollinator-friendly garden. With the guidance of Richard Jacobs from Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and help from Orange County Master Gardeners and TEAC staff, a butterfly-friendly rain garden was installed to reduce groundwater runoff and erosion and a pollinator garden was planted to provide a safe habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies.

This project was made possible by funding from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. For more information on the conservation efforts used in this courtyard, please visit For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, please visit