Caring for the past, preserving for the future

On a morning at Bowman’s Folly, you may begin the day by drinking coffee while walking through the garden full of roses and zucchini in the summer. In the winter, perhaps you’d watch the ducks foraging in the pond.

For Robin Rinaca, her family, and the generations that follow, Bowman's Folly will be a peaceful retreat full of wildlife.

5 tips for a Bay-friendly yard

When talking about reducing and preventing pollution to our waterways, we often focus on the big actors, like storm water runoff and agriculture. But the truth is, we can all make a difference! Here are five tips for a bay-friendly yard.

Leaving a better world

As you cruise down Fleming Rd. outside the town of New Church, Va., you may notice the houses and fields fade to trees as you look east. Just past the church its steeple as tall as the pines nestled around it, beautiful mature woods take over casting dappled light along the road. Roll down your windows, and you’ll hear the birds calling to one another from the branches.


The woods surround farmland that once produced strawberries and was home to cattle. The Fleming family has owned the farm for 100 years.