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OKT Hosts Free August Garden Tours

August 21, 2010

OKT 2010 Garden Tours

  • Tues. 8/24  SECA Walking Tour
    SECA, 1409 Madison SE
  • Thurs. 8/26  ECA Walking Tour
    Barefoot Victory Garden, 1350 Wealthy SE
  • Sat. 8/28  4th St. Garden Oasis Walking Tour
    4th St. at Stocking and Pettibone NW

As part of its Food Diversity Project, Our Kitchen Table hosts its 3rd Annual Garden Tours. All are invited to view food gardens, discuss food issues and connect with gardeners. Each tour concludes with delicious samples of grilled garden foods at the last stop. OKT will also provide water to fill water bottles.

“The purpose of the OKT Food Garden Tours is to illustrate that many folks in our urban neighborhoods are engaged in growing healthy foods and eating healthy foods,” said Lisa Oliver-King of OKT. “OKT seeks to support these folks and make it easier for other urban neighbors to access the know-how and resources needed to eat healthy, whole foods—and growing your own vegetables is one way to do that.”

OKT hosting a gardening seminar at the Barefoot Victory Garden last spring.

Each one- to two-mile walking tour stops at eight to ten diverse gardens. Tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gathering time and set off from 6 – 7:30 p.m. A small communal garden meal of fresh garden foods will take place from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m

Neighbors with food gardens in any of the above neighborhoods are encouraged to join as a tour stop. Tours will be canceled and rescheduled if weather is inclement (rain or heat alert).

During each tour, OKT invites folks partipating to:

· Join OKT’s Food Buying Club. No cost for membership.

· Join OKT’s Free Seed Saving Bank.

· Bring used household batteries and CFL light bulbs for recycling.

· Exchange mercury thermometer for a free digital thermometer

· Sign up and receive free recycle bins

For information, contact Lisa O-K or 616-719-9779

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