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About the Tour
Thank you for joining us for the fifth biennial Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour. With more sites than ever, engaging learning opportunities for all ages, and an expanded focus on enjoying the bounty (i.e., eating good, honest food), this tour was the best yet! Read our report on the 2013 Urban Grown Tour.
We’re growing. The tour showcased a record number of 60 sites this year! That’s 60 local growers, all with unique sites, crops and farming techniques. Many were new to the tour this year.
A perfect fit. Gardening isn’t one size fits all, but there’s certainly something for everyone. Market farms. Community gardens. School gardens. Charitable gardens. Home gardens. Kids’ gardens. We hope the tour inspired you to participate in the urban food movement.
Cultivate the Change. The 2013 Urban Grow Farms & Gardens Tour challenged participants to Cultivate the Change! Learn about the ways the tour encouraged its attendees to be more involved in creating a healthy change in our community's food system.
Tour participants learned by…
Experiencing the farms and gardens on tour
Learning through workshops, speakers and other educational opportunities
Enjoying farm-fresh bounty at cooking demonstrations and participating restaurant sponsors
Celebrating the grassroots change taking place right here in our own community!
Get involved. While Fall’s harvest is winding down, planning for next year’s tour in full swing. If you’re passionate about supporting fresh, healthy, local food within our community, grab a shovel and dig in. We need all types of talent, so lend us your hand.
A week of celebration. It’s more than a tour. Food, hands-on learning experiences, art, music, community pride…it’s a party for the senses and the soul!