Sixth annual Ballard Edible Garden Tour next Saturday


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, or by phone at 206-789-4648.

For more information on the event, click here.

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Mister Mickey Ronald

Dear People, I was a Trucker around Seattle quite much back in the late 1980s. Nowadays, as a Military Veteran survivor of the 9-1-1 Invasion around New York City, and ex-Democrat in Northern Indiana, I’m doing some Humanitarian co-worker activities. This here is my letter about Indiana: Dear Humanitarians, What are the real estate possibilities of converting vacant lots within the limits of the city (Indianapolis) into vegetable gardens? It most likely would be a 501-c non-profit business that would coordinate their production yield signs toward charitable efforts wherein profits from real sales would be used to pay off staff members of the 501-c designation. Necessity probably would enclose the gardens with construction privacy screens that are something like paper towels with such Contractors. If you wanted more privacy, I guess you could spray paint the screen after it has been put up on some posts. I suppose that you could wear bikinis or nothing at all with such a set-up; it would be somewhat of a return to the Garden of Eden. Being an Empire School-Boy that is ‘legit’, Military Veteran, and therefore needing to get out from up under CHALLENGE, I would need to say the Modern Woman… Read more »