Heirloom Gardens is sponsoring the first annual Old Southwest/Newlands edible garden tour on Saturday, July 21. We are encouraging neighbors to get out on bike or by foot and check out each other’s gardens. Who better to show off our hard work to than those who can appreciate it most? ~ Other gardeners!
We here at Heirloom Gardens LOVE what you have done with your yard and we hope you will consider putting your home on the tour! We are focusing on edible landscapes and gardeners who have transformed yards into lush gardens, rich in diverse life and beauty. There is so much that can be done in Northern Nevada, and we think you have an exceptional example that should be shared with others.
Our vision is that we will create a map with a specific progressive route through the neighborhood. We are limiting the homes on the tour to a half mile radius. The tour will begin at 4:00 and end around 7:30 in an easy-paces casual style. All “Garden Tourists” will sign in at the first house and will receive a recognizable name tag. The price of admission will be only a donation to the Food Bank. We ask nothing of you other than that you open your gate and let us look (hopefully carefully) at your beautiful garden. We invite you to come along and take the rest of the tour with us. We all love to spend time in our gardens, to eat the fruits of our labors, and to share the techniques that seem to work (or not work) for us. This wonderful tour will give us just that opportunity.
Some of the homes on tour will be offering a drink or snack to garden tourists. If you are so inclined, feel free, but please don’t feel pressured, this is easy-going, nothing stuffy, meet the neighbors, relax and enjoy!
Please sign up by just hitting the ‘contact us’ button. [CONTACT-US-FORM] Please send us your name, address and telephone number.
Valarie and Dan Rider