Growing your own food in an urban setting can be tricky, yet we're constantly amazed by the creative solutions that people come up with. If you live in the Seattle area and are looking for inspiration and a chance to talk directly with homeowners about what worked and what didn't, don't miss this event!
This weekend, the non-profit organization Sustainable Ballard is hosting a self-guided garden tour featuring a dozen gardens (within walking distance from each other). Visitors will see examples of creative planting strips, containers, raised beds, fruit trees, berries, beehives, chicken coops and more!
Says organizer Paula Jensen, "We have everything from true urban farms to shared rented space at an apartment building. Participants will see there's a place for something in every yard, no matter what size – whether just a pot of herbs, or sharing space with your neighbors. Hopefully it'll show what's possible in a variety of spaces. And get people thinking about community and not doing everything yourself."
Tickets are $10 (kids are free) and can be purchased on the day of the event at the Ballard Community Center. For directions and more information, visit the Sustainable Ballard website.
(Image: Sustainable Ballard)