and the Congress for New Urbanism in celebrating the growing number of community gardens in our city at the Second Annual Austin Community Garden Tour, to take place Sunday, May 1st from 10am – 4pm. The Community Garden Tour is a free, open house-style tour providing the opportunity to visit each of these unique places, talk to the gardeners there, learn how to get involved, and maybe even get inspired to start your own. We hope you’ll join us in celebration of these community spaces for locally grown (and self-grown!) food in Austin. A downloadable/printable map of participating community gardens and additional details are available on the Tour page.
We’ll close out the tour with Community Gardening in Austin: A Panel Discussion and Local Food Potluck from 6 – 8:30 pm at 5604 Manor (home of the Workers Defense Project, the Third Coast Workers for Cooperation, and Third Coast Activist Resource Center). Speakers will share information about the current landscape of community gardening in Austin, the work they are doing to make Austin a more community garden-friendly city, and what you can do to get involved. Bring a dish made with locally grown food, as well as your own reusable plate and utensils, and join in the celebration! Space is limited, so if you’d like to attend the Panel and Potluck, please click here to RSVP via Facebook. You can also RSVP for the Austin Community Garden Tour here via Facebook. If you are not a member of Facebook RSVP for the events here.