Free guided tours of gardens with edible landscaping.
Last year over 100 community members participated in our free walking tours of food-producing front yard gardens in Corvallis and Philomath. This year we are also including backyards and community gardens.
Tours stop at several gardens, where each resident will give a brief overview of their garden — how they transformed the space, selected what to plant, and overcame any challenges. Between presentations there is time for questions and exploration. The cycling tour covers a greater distance and focuses on community gardens.
Summer 2016 Tours
Thursday, August 4, 6–8 pm
Meet at Philomath Community Garden
Southwest of Hwy 20 & S 9th St intersection
Thursday, August 18, 6–8 pm
Meet at 944 SW 11th St, Corvallis, OR
Saturday, August 27, 9 am–12 pm
(optional long ride 12–1 pm)
Meet at Starker Arts Park parking lot
4485 SW Country Club Dr, Corvallis, OR
A 3.5 mile round-trip bike ride followed by refreshments. Daring participants may opt for an additional 7.5 mile ride at noon to visit the newest Corvallis garden addition—Willamette Community Garden.
2016 Edible Garden Tour brochure >
For more information: or 541-230-1237
Sponsored by the Food Action Team’s Garden Group and Bountiful Backyard. Our goal is to encourage residents to consider edible plants as an option when they landscape their yards, thereby increasing home food production in our community. In addition to fostering greater self-reliance, we hope to involve more people in the joys and health benefits of edible gardening: regular exercise, fresh air, healthful and delicious food, and a sense of connection to the neighborhood—and to the earth!
Let us know if you’d like us to feature your garden on a future tour!