“Bonus” garden tour site to feature a unique food producing garden on Labor Day.
Monday, September 4 • 10 am–12 noon
1328 NW 12th Street in Corvallis
This garden is being featured as a “bonus” site – an addendum to the 2023 Edible Garden Tour that was sponsored in August by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team. This extra tour welcomes both new and experienced gardeners, as well as anyone who wants to see a food-producing garden with some unusual features.
The owner of the featured garden grows a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and he has created some unique inventions and developed methods to make the most of his yard. Examples include a greywater system designed to reuse water from inside his house, raised beds using discarded metal roofing, and fruit trees planted close together and pruned in a way that allows them to thrive.
In addition, the owner will share a unique method for composting that takes less than three weeks to complete, and a method for controlling peach leaf curl that involves covering the trees. Small hoop frames are used to extend the season in the spring and fall, and the tool for making the hoop frames is available for other local gardeners to borrow.
The 2023 Edible Garden Tour took place on August 9th and featured five inspiring gardens in North Central Corvallis. All five gardens are within just a few blocks of each other, so many attendees walked or biked from one tour site to the next. Click HERE for a copy of the tour program, which includes the tour map and descriptions of each of the featured gardens.
Garden hosts were on hand to talk about their gardens and to answer questions. Additional features of the tour included a drawing for $50 gift certificates to local nurseries and copies of the 2023 Corvallis Garden Resource Guide, which were available from docents at each site.
The goal of the annual Edible Garden Tour is to encourage and inspire community members to grow more of your own food. The Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team hopes to share the joys and health benefits of gardening: regular exercise, fresh air, healthful and delicious food, and a sense of community — and connection to the earth!
This is the tenth year of the Edible Garden Tours, which are designed to appeal to both new and experienced gardeners.