Sunday, July 6, 2014

Edible Garden Tour

Here is some info from Powell River Food Security Project:

One of the summertime's more popular events, the Edible Garden Tour, is back for its sixth consecutive year on Sunday August 3, 2014. This year the tour will showcase a set of gardens in Edgehill/Cranberry in the morning ( 9-12 noon) and another set of gardens in Wildwood in the afternoon (2-5pm).The tour is self-guided and visitors can see the gardens in any order, so long as
they visit the morning gardens in the morning and the afternoon ones in the afternoon. 

The main intent of this tour is not to show off the most perfect and beautiful gardens, but working gardens which are devoted entirely or primarily to food production. Another aim of the tour is to change people's perceptions of what is possible on a limited budget, with limited time or physical capacity. At least one of the gardens on this year's tour belongs to a person in a wheelchair; other gardeners are seniors or gardeners in their first year of production.

Once again this year, members of the local chapter of the Master Gardeners of BC will be on hand in one of the morning gardens and one of the afternoon ones to help visitors with all of their gardening questions. The Food Literacy Treasure Hunt will be back again: there will be clues in the guidebook and visitors have to find the answers in each of the gardens. Anyone who answers four or more of the clues is welcome to drop off the answers at one of the gardens for a chance to win a prize. The whole event is family-friendly and a great way to visit some of the most interesting places in the region: places where people are redefining how we think about (and grow) local food.

The Edible Garden Tour is a collaborative project of the Powell River Food Security Project and Transition Town Powell River, with support from Ecossentials, Springtime Garden Centre, Mother Nature, and Career Link. The event is by donation, with proceeds going to help support food-related projects in the region. In 2013, the Edible Garden Tour was able to donate $125 each to the Sprouts parents and tots gardening program at Family Place; to the Babies Open New Doors pre- and perinatal program; the Good Food Box; and the Sliammon Community Garden.

The guidebook available for download a couple of weeks before the tour, and copies will also be available at several locations in the region. Anyone interested in getting the guidebook is encouraged to check in at or  contact Vanessa for more information.

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