• The Holy Earth

    To be published December 2015, this special Centennial Edition of Bailey’s masterwork will feature an appreciation of this book by Wendell Berry, whose own work has been long indebted to Bailey’s writing.

  • Zentangle, March 28

    Georgianna Klein returns to the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum on March 28 to offer two classes on Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

  • Join Our Community

    There has never been a better time to join the Bailey Museum. Your membership or other donation directly supports our nonprofit’s efforts to bring accessible outdoor learning to our schools and community, to create exceptional exhibits dedicated to Bailey’s significant life and work, to host dynamic programs and speakers, to promote gardening and sustainable farming, and to keep Bailey’s vision alive. It also lets us keep you up to date and extend reciprocal membership in the American Horticultural Society.

Welcome to the Bailey Museum!

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is located in the birthplace and childhood home of America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture” and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. We are a museum, National Historic Site, educational outreach center, and culture hub in the small town of South Haven, Michigan. We welcome you, your friends, and your family to come and investigate one of history’s most interesting people. Feel free to join us for events throughout the summer and, if you’re so inclined, we hope you’ll make a small contribution to help keep Bailey’s beliefs alive.

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“The lesson of the growing abounding earth is of liberality for all, and never exploitation or very exclusive opportunities for the few. More iniquity follows the improper and greedy division of the resources… Read more »

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Hey Tweeters – have you seen that the forthcoming centennial edition of Bailey’s environmental manifesto, The Holy Earth, has a new Twitter account? Follow @HolyEarth100 for details about the special edition,… Read more »

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“The problem is that the rural incorporated village has been interested mostly in the development of the village, and its general ambition is to attract trade and to become a city. But I contend that a… Read more »

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