April 28th, 2012 12pm – 4pm
Community gardening is on the rise in Austin! Join us for the 3rd Annual Austin Community Gardening Tour on Saturday, April 28th, from 12 – 4pm. This free, friendly-to-all-ages, open-house style tour provides the opportunity to visit an inspiring array of gardens throughout the Austin area where participants are growing food and growing community together. Get on your bike, in your car, or on your feet and check out this showcase of food-growing strategies for the urban context (download a printer friendly tour guide map)! Enjoy instructional talks, celebrations, kids’ activities, and the opportunity to get your hands dirty by helping at a work day along the way.
Presented by: The Coalition of Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center, and the City of Austin Office of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening.
2012 Community Gardening Tour Guide (click to download)
Interactive Map of Participating Gardens (view larger map)
Activities at Participating Gardens (scroll down to see all garden)
After-party: A Celebration of Community Gardening at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard – April 28th, 6-9pm
Join us after the 3rd Annual Austin Community Gardening Tour at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St., from 6 – 9 pm to celebrate the blossoming of our city’s community garden movement! Enjoy local food at a p*tl*ck picnic and learn what’s been going on in the world of community gardens over the past year from the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Coordinator and Coalition of Austin Community Gardens representatives. Then dance to infectious beats from The Flyin’ A’s under the light of a moontower.
6 pm: P*tlu*k Picnic (Bring a blanket, a dish made with locally-grown food, and your own reusable plate and utensils!)
7 pm: Presentation by the Jake Stewart, the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Coordinator and representatives from the Coalition of Austin Community Gardens on the development of Austin’s community gardening initiative, exciting and innovative projects on the horizon, and how to get involved.
8 pm: Dancing and live music by The Flyin’ A’s
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