Join us on Thursday evening, August 23, for a guided walking tour of food-producing front yard gardens – simple to complex!
The two-hour tour will begin at 5:30 pm at 1165 Alexander (corner of Alexander and Crystal Lake Drive). It will include stops at six additional sites in the neighborhood near Alexander and Crystal Lake Drive. Each host resident will give a brief overview of their garden — how they transformed the space, selected what to plant, and overcame any challenges. As we walk through the neighborhood, we’ll observe additional gardens and talk about how each garden is unique.
Tour participants are encouraged to arrive by foot or bicycle, since parking will be limited.
This tour is the second in a series of neighborhood-based edible front yard garden tours sponsored by the Food Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. Our goal 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!
A similar tour is planned for September in a different neighborhood of Corvallis. Details will be posted on this site. For more information, email or call 541-230-1237.