How to Go to the GOFO Urban Farm Tour
Urban Farm Tours (a collection of sites featuring intensive city gardening) are becoming more common these days. You may have a great one near you (if so, post the link in the comments!)
Those of you in the upstate South Carolina area can check out the brand new Urban Farm Tour hosted by GOFO (Greenville Organic Foods Organization). If you’ve wanted to see Appalachian Feet in person, this is your chance because we’re one of the tour sites!
I’ve owned this house for about 10 years and planted the now established backyard orchard. However, I removed almost all traces of a garden before I moved out for a few years in order to make it low maintenance for renters.
That means the garden we’re showing to this tour practically sprang up overnight! GOFO began asking if I’d participate sometime in January and we didn’t break ground until February 20th. Here’s the before and after:
We’re not finished yet (what garden ever is?) but we’re hoping that our progress will be instructive to the people who visit on May 7th. We’ll also have newly hatched baby chicks, most of a chicken coop built, container gardening, a food preservation display, edible mushroom growing, and a new beehive to show them. So our todo list is coming along nicely!
Spending a day visiting the 25+ sites on the Urban Farm Tour will set you back less than a night at the movies — only $7 per person or $5 for groups of 4 or more. Children under 12 are free! Throw in all the fantastic workshops you can attend and it’s an unarguably great deal — all while supporting a wonderful non-profit organization.