Devil's Own: A Place for Discovery

October 13, 2015

In this simple, verdant may pea lives the opportunity for learning and lessons in stewardship. It’s growing in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden, a sustainable, organic food garden within the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Brody, a master gardener and columnist from Kinston, North Carolina, dreamed of establishing a place where children could learn and experience the joys of gardening. Her daughters, Marilyn Brody Lane, Marsha Brody Shiff, and Hynda Brody Dalton, along with her grandson Daniel S. Shiff ’85 M.B.A. ’89, donated funds to build the garden, which opened to the public in the fall of 2012. Besides programming for children, teens, and adults, the discovery garden offers a water garden, bee houses, composting, and a chicken coop. And there’s a bounty of vegetables, fruits, and herbs used in the programs and donated to local hunger-relief organizations.