Thursday, June 16, 2011

Edible Garden Tour

Edible Urban Garden Tour
Friday, July 15th from 3-8PM

GET YOUR GROW ON with DC's first Edible Urban Garden Tour hosted by,
Friday, July 15th from 3-8PM.

Explore city spaces and residential gardens that will open their doors and gates for the public
to see what growing good food in our own backyards, front yards, rooftops, and empty lots is
all about. It’s a chance to ask questions, learn from and hear what inspires some of DC’s best

The tour will start at the beautiful, plant-filled garden shop named Old City Green and stretch
through the revitalized neighborhoods of Shaw, Bloomingdale and Ledroit Park. Plus, see for
yourself and learn more about Common Good City Farm the community garden that Prince
Charles recently toured as part of his inspiring Future of Food visit to DC. A map of tour
locations will be distributed on the day of the event at Old City Green. The tour is self-guided
and will cover several miles so a bike or a car is recommended.

By organizing this tour, we hope to support the "grow your own" movement and create a
community event designed to be a resource for so many local residents interested in finding ways
to grow their own food. For questions, please send an email to

Tickets: To purchase tickets for this event, visit Tickets are $20 each, with a
portion of the proceeds to support Eat Local First DC. – real kitchens, real food

Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern post advice and inspiration for cooking in your home kitchen
at They strongly encourage their readers to eat in-season and locally and they try
to teach people how to shop and what to cook. Visit their site or sign-up with them for upcoming
posts on in-season cooking and eating.

1 comment:

suzanne simon said...

TICKETS HAVE BEEN REDUCED to $10 for the Edible Urban Garden Tour on Friday, July 15th. We hope you can come. Open touring begins at 5 p.m. and concludes with a complimentary seasonal inspired cocktail at Old City Green and film showing of A Community of Gardeners. Tickets @