Urban Farm Tours is a self-guided tour where you are invited to visit home-scale urban farms throughout the day. Tours start on the hour at each location and last about 40 minutes, allowing time for you to get to the next location. |
You will see backyard fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, composting systems, rabbits, goats, bees, ducks, water-wise irrigation and more in spaces that range for 600 to 10,000 square feet. Ask questions, get advice and sample some of the bounty these farms are producing. This years tour features sites in West and East Oakland.
Full descriptions of the sites can be found here: http://www.iuhoakland.com/uft2015oak.pdf
How It Works:
Once you've purchased your ticket, you are on the list! We'll send you the locations, directions and other details the week before the event (on Wednesday June 10 and later to be precise). The addresses are not published anywhere on the web--so look for that important email!
Once you have the locations, plan your itinerary and bike, drive or walk yourself there. Visit as many of the sites as you have time or interest for. Guided tours with tasting and Q & A are lead by the farmers every hour on the hour . Each tour lasts about 40 minutes. with time to get to the next location.
Support the Farm Tour! Your advance purchase ticket supports the valuable work of urban farmers and the educational mission of the Institute of Urban Homesteading, enabling us to continue to offer sliding scale options while paying teachers and farmers a living wage. Purchase a "Friend of the Farm Tour" or "Patron of the Farm Tour" ticket and get perks!
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Various TBA in Your Inbox June 3
Oakland, CA 94608
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|