April showers bring May flowers -- and you know who really loves flowers? Your mom. Lucky for her, you can one-up the traditional bouquet come Mother's Day weekend with tickets to the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour happening May 11.
Join fellow horticulture enthusiasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as you tour, and possibly even taste, the very literal fruits of local gardeners' labors. Featuring nine Arcadia gardens, including Troy & Rebecca's Farmyard, Hal & Jill's Sweet Life Garden, and David & Caroline Van Slyke's Boho Farm, this tour will highlight the ripe conditions and rich history behind growing fresh food on local level.
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Promising "productive landscaping at its finest," the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour will showcase urban orchards, backyard herb and vegetable gardens, berry hedges, pollinator gardens, DIY composting systems, water ponds, even chicken coops.
As a bonus, the green-thumb gurus behind these featured gardens will be on hand to give visitors the methods and motivation to grow their own organic produce at home. Tickets are $15 (free for children 7 and under) with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the House of Refuge community garden. For a full list of garden tour stops or to purchase your tickets, visit the Edible Garden Tour online.