The Tenth Annual Common Ground Edible Garden Tour will happen Saturday, July 23, from 10am to 4pm and will start at Common Ground Garden (687 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto; Tour brochures can be picked up from 9:30am). More details about the tour are listed below.
Are you interested in helping with the Edible Garden Tour?
Spread the Word
Wherever you can–in your neighborhood, community garden, on Facebook–spread the word about the Edible Tour. This tour depends on the community that surrounds it, just as Common Ground Garden does.
Rediscover the delights of small, local gardens in your community. Soak up new water-saving, green-thumb gardening tips. Connect and share ideas with other gardeners. Meander parts of the tour by bicycle. Not-to-be-Missed Highlights: Mini-orchards, grey water catchment systems, gardening demos, a bounty of berry varieties, native plants, medicinal herbs, ancient grains, and–of course–lovely gardens teeming with veggies!
The Edible Tour is Common Ground Garden’s main fundraiser. The total cost from each ticket goes to support our programs, including: running the sustainable demonstration garden;youth education (mainly teaching classes from Terman Middle School, Gunn High School, and Young Life Christian Preschool about where their food comes from); adult volunteering and education (hosting Saturday classes and running the volunteer program); donating food each week to the local food closets.
To make the tour accessible to the whole community we have tiered pricing for tickets (including options for a smaller or larger donation to Common GroundGarden).
For the first time the tour will include four local garden ‘hubs’: in Redwood City, East Palo Alto, San Jose, and of course Palo Alto. Gardens will be mainly located in these areas. Each hub will feature at least one local community-oriented garden, and a map with a bike route for participants to use and see the gardens on the tour. We will also suggest local eateries to stop and have lunch, garden stores to stock up on seeds and plants, and cafes or pubs to end your tour and celebrate the awesome gardens visited.