Special Events 2013
Unlike classes, events require no pre-registration,
Just show up at the location listed or if none is listed, email us for details.
See what established home-scale urban farmers are up to and what is possible on a small. medium, large, or extra large urban lot.
In 2013 our Farm Tours will be focused on sites in El Ceritto, El Sobrante and Richmond.
You will see fruit & vegetable gardens, composting systems, rabbits, goats, bees, greywater and more, plus you will get to sample some of what these urban farmers are producing. Each homestead is unique in its interpretation and use of space. This will be a chance to ask questions about animals, gardening, techniques, greywater systems, rainwater harvesting, food forests, permaculture and more.
How it Works
If you are already on our mailing list, you will receive maps and directions in our June newsletter.
If you are not already on our mailing list, use our contact form to tell us you want to come. We'll send you the locations a week before the event.
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 once per hour on the hour . Each tour lasts about 45 minutes.
You can pay as you go at each site, or support the tour by paying in advance, allowing you entrance to all the sites.
Pay as you go option
$5 per person, per location. Kids under 12, $3. No one turned away for lack of funds.
This option lets you pay as you go and decide how many sites to visit on the spur of the moment. Visit one, two or all the sites if you can!. CASH only.
Purchase In Advance and Win Prizes!
SUPPORT THE FARM TOUR & The Institute of Urban Homesteading
This CASH FREE option allows you to support the farmers and IUH with your generous donation.
It s a "one size fits all" ticket that allows you entrance to all the sites (we do not make reservations on a per site basis)
Your advance purchase ticket is tax decductible and advance purchase makes you eligible to win prizes.