12th Annual Edible Garden Tour – June 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Southeast Ballard, West Woodland
Cost: $15 donation*. Please register ahead of time for safety’s sake.
Children 10 and under are free (no registration required). Sustainable Ballard supporting members receive free entry with registration. Tour goers will have the opportunity to sign up for a Sustainable Ballard paid membership.
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About the event: Join us for a fun walking or biking tour of neighborhood gardens, planting strips, containers, raised beds, chickens, and all sorts of creative edibles from fruit trees to berries to veggies galore. Plan to spend a day walking or biking through Ballard to discover how your neighbors raise urban fruits and vegetables. Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. If you’re new to gardening, we hope that you can join us to see what other gardeners in the neighborhood are doing and get some tips!
The tour includes 15+ gardens to explore within walking distance of each other in Southeast Ballard.
As anyone who’s recently tried to find vegetable seeds or plant starts can attest, there has been a renewed interest in edible gardening this year as people spend more time at home and try to make do with fewer grocery trips. Sustainable Ballard hopes that our annual Edible Garden Tour will inspire and inform all the budding gardeners out there!
Your $15 donation supports Sustainable Ballard’s community projects. Now in its 12th year, the Edible Garden Tour has been an inspiration to hundreds of gardeners every summer.
Be inspired! Learn from your neighbors!
Do you like to grow your food? Can you do it in your ‘hood?
Could you do it with your hands? Would you do it on your lands?
Could you garden in a box? Would you garden in your crocs?
Would you garden on a boat? Would you garden with a goat?
Could you garden in the shade? Would you garden with a spade?
Do you like a ripe tomata? Want to plant a rutabaga?
Would you, could you in the rain? Would you, could you feel no pain?
Could you grow food here or there? Would you garden anywhere?
You can plant, and sprout and eat! You can harvest, what a treat!
Plant a seed! Oh, gosh, oh gee! Try it! Try it! You will see!
(with apologies to Dr. Suess)
Now seeking volunteers who will be helping with getting out posters and postcards, collecting raffle items, cleaning up gardens, baking goodies for hosts baskets, stuffing said baskets, distributing signage and art to gardens, setting up our info booth and plenty more!! Contact Alyssa to join the team!
Past Edible Garden Tour Photos: