By Joe Veyera
Over the past five years, hundreds of gardeners have been inspired every June by the various edible gardens that Ballard has to offer, through a unique biking/walking tour.
Sustainable Ballard is inviting community members to join them next Saturday for the sixth annual Edible Garden Tour, which highlights neighborhood gardens, and the creative use of planting strips, containers, and raised beds, along with fruit trees to berries to vegetables and more. The tour also features residents that keep goats, chickens, and even bee houses in their yards.
Each year, the tour visits a different quadrant of Ballard, with Northwest Ballard being featured in this year’s tour for the first time since 2009. The tour starts at 10 a.m. at the Ballard P-Patch/Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church parking lot at Northwest 85th Street and 25th Avenue Northwest. Attendees can buy their ticket and tour map at the starting point on the day of the tour.
Tickets for the event are $10 (children are free), with all proceeds going to support Sustainable Ballard projects.
Volunteers are still needed for the day before, and the day of the event. Those interested should contact project lead Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-789-4648.
For more information on the event, click here.