Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) are hosting their 2013 Garden Tour Saturday, September 21, starting at 10:00 am. Meeting at Maple Park in Courtenay (18th and Grieve), the tour will visit one garden in Courtenay then three in Comox. Car-pooling will be encouraged. Each of these unique, inspiring gardens demonstrates the beauty of highly productive food gardening in the suburbs. Two of these gardens were on the tour several years ago, and it is exciting to see their progress in such a short time.
Susan Holvenstot, CVGSS board member says, “For this year’s tour, we are focusing on suburban food gardens. Across North America, more and more suburbanites are converting their front lawns to food gardens; growing healthy organic fruit and veggies for themselves and their neighbours. ” She adds, “Why water, weed and fertilize a lawn when you could be growing fresh strawberries, blueberries and salad greens for your friends and family?”
On this tour attendees will learn that they do not need acreage to produce your own food. “Re-imagine the suburbs as beautiful, abundant, ecologically rich communities where neighbours share their harvest.”
This event is free for CVGSS members, $10 for non-members. For more information contact Dianna Talbot at 250-339-3972.