Slow Food Santa Cruz hosts Edible Gardens Tour

The second annual Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour is Aug 24, 2013

The second annual Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour

The second annual Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour is happening this Saturday, August 24; if it’s anything like last year’s debut, it will be a very enjoyable event. It’s only $10 and it includes 15 gardens across town. Once you buy a ticket, you receive a map showing each garden. The Westside gardens are open from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. while the Eastside and Midtown gardens are available to visit from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy tickets online.

Some of the gardens are at private residences, while others are at public vegetable gardens. Event organizers have announced that different residence gardens will feature unique experiences such as kids’ activities, book readings, advice on chickens, organic tips and plant giveaways.  The public gardens will “explore the nourishing side of gardening, highlighting restaurants that grow food and also nonprofits using gardens for healing.”

The tour is organized by Slow Food Santa Cruz, an active chapter of Slow Food USA. According to its web site, Slow Food SC is “a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a curiosity about food traditions and heritage and local artisanal products.” For more information contact info@slowfoodsantacruz.com.

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