Get in touch with your food during garden tour

Cowichan Green Community invites everyone to meet the hands who planted these edibles at the sixth annual Edible Garden & Farm Tour.

Every strawberry, carrot, pepper, and zucchini came from somewhere, and Cowichan Green Community invites everyone to meet the hands who planted and grew these edibles at the sixth annual Edible Garden & Farm Tour.

On Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. visitors can hear the history behind some of the most impressive, striking, and tastiest edible gardens and farms. Nine edible gardens and local farms will be showcased throughout the Cowichan region, including Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Shawnigan Lake, Westholme, and Ladysmith.

Attendees are given the chance to meet the hands behind the shovels, and take away gardening secrets, tips, and techniques for growing their own food.

“Each year, CGC’s Edible Garden and Farm Tour focuses on sharing stories about our local food, and inspiring tour participants to grow their own meals by gaining knowledge from gardeners and farmers,” explains Alyssa Loucks, CGC’s garden tour organizer. “The tour continues to expand with more gardens and farms that hold new stories and knowledge for others to hear. It is important to learn where our food comes from, how it is grown, and especially how it ends up in our stomachs.”

“This self-guided tour will leave you in awe of how edible landscapes can form through pure devotion and passion,” she said.

Tickets start at $15 for members of CGC; $20 for non-members; and $30 for families (includes two adults and any children under 13 years). Get tickets at the CGC office at 360 Duncan St. For more information contact Alyssa at 250-748-8506, email alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org, or visit cowichangreencommunity.org/workshop-events/edible-garden-farm-tour

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