Community Garden Tour This Weekend

This one is for all of our local folk.  The rest of you will just have to imagine…   Homegrown New Mexico and Santa Fe Community Gardens are co-hosting a community garden tour this Saturday.

We’re going.

Are you?

Hands and Plant-small transparentSanta Fe Community Garden Tour
Saturday, September 17
Visit your neighborhood community garden
Seven gardens will be open from 1pm-4pm
Call 473-1403 for questions

The community gardens will host the first annual Santa Fe Community Garden Tour on Saturday, September 17 from 1pm-4pm.  Gardeners will be available in seven locations during these hours to give tours, answer questions and provide information to sign-up for the 2012 garden season.  This is a free event.

Gardens include: Frenchy’s, La Familia, Sunnyslope, Railyard Park, Maclovia, Milagro and Hopewell.  A map of these locations will be posted on santafecommunitygardens.org before the tour.  Most locations are near downtown and have a short distance to drive or bike.

The tour is self-paced so guests can visit the gardens in any order.  Visit your neighborhood garden or visit one or all of them.  Parking is available at all gardens.  Please park on the street at Maclovia and Sunny Slope as there is not a specific parking lot for those city parks.

BEFORE THE TOUR: Come by our table at the Harvest for Peace event at the Railyard Park from 10:30AM-1PM.  It is presented by the Railyard Stewards and Roots & Shoots and will have live music, fun & educational activities, face painting and a parade at 12:30.  Home Grown New Mexico will share the table and will have recipes for refrigerator pickles, samples and vegetable identification games.

Come to the tour to see local food, meet gardeners and see amazing vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.  Some gardens will have garden fresh food and herb water for you to enjoy.  Learn about hoop houses, fall/winter gardens and water catchment. Hear the stories of the plants and critters that lived in the gardens this year.  Visit one or all seven community gardens.

For more information and map: Call 473-1403 or santafecommunitygardens.org

You can also get a copy of the map here.

 

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