Alameda Backyard Growers Urban Farm Tour and Tomato Tasting
Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) invites the community to its second Urban Farm Tour and Tomato Tasting event. The tour begins at where tour-goers will receive a map to seven garden locations throughout Alameda. Tomato tasting and light refreshments will be offered at the final home garden on the tour. Funds raised will support ABG’s free monthly gardening workshops and Project Pick, a free community service which organizes volunteers to pick and donate fruit from local trees to the Alameda Food Bank.
Gardens on the tour span from Alameda Point to Central Alameda to the East End and include vegetables, fruit trees, chickens, bees, herbs, and flowers. The tour highlights Farm2Market, a project of Alameda Point Collaborative, a working farm adjacent to Ploughshares Nursery. The nursery, also a project of Alameda Point Collaborative, will offer tour-goers a 20 percent discount on all plant purchases on September 14-15.
The tour concludes with a layered, permaculture “food forest” which was featured on ABG’s first farm tour in 2011. The final garden also hosts a tomato tasting of varieties grown in Alameda by ABG gardeners and Farm2Market.
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