Edible Front Yard Garden Tours continue this summer

Community members are invited to join a free guided walking tour of food-producing front yard gardens on Wednesday evening, August 27.  The tour will begin at 6:00 pm at Lincoln School, at the corner of SE Third Street and Alexander Avenue in South Corvallis.This is the second of two Edible Front Yard Garden Tours offered this summer.

At the first site, the Lincoln School Garden, Candace Russo of the Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program will give a brief presentation about the various uses and programs associated with the garden. The tour will include stops at four additional sites in South Corvallis.  Each host resident will give a brief overview of their garden — how they transformed the space, selected what to plant, and overcame any challenges.

This is the third year for the Edible Front Yard Garden Tours, which are sponsored by the Food Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.  The goal of the tours is to encourage Corvallis 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, the team hopes to involve more people in the joys and health benefits of edible front yard gardening: regular exercise, fresh air, healthful and delicious food, and a sense of connection to the neighborhood — and to the earth!

For more information about the Edible Front Yard Garden Tours, email info@sustainablecorvallis.org or call 541-230-1237.

For a glimpse into what you might expect to gain from these special tours, be sure to read Edible Front Yard Garden Tours Begin a Transformation by Judy Rintoul.

Quarterly Gathering July 24

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will host a Quarterly Gathering on Thursday, July 24, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.  The public is invited to attend.

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The gathering will feature presentations by Coalition partner organizations and action teams.  It will also include an opportunity for networking and information-sharing by attendees, and refreshments will be served, featuring delicious local food.

At 11:30 am, just prior to the gathering, there will be a special “Meet & Greet” reception to welcome the Coalition’s new Development Coordinator, Dale Holiday. We hope you will join us!

For more information, e-mail info@sustainablecorvallis.org or call 541-230-1237.