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EVENTS

 

Urban Farm Tours 2015
Walnut Creek & Concord June 6, 9am-3pm

Oakland June 13, 10am-4pm

Hayward September 12, 9am-3pm
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See what established home-scale urban farmers are up to and what is possible on a small. medium, large, or extra large urban lot.

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.




Walnut Creek & Concord
Saturday June 6, 9am-3pm

A foray into the suburban wilderness oor Far East Bay tour features sites ranging from a modest suburban retrofit to a sprawling permacuture paradise. All sites feature water wise gardening. and food production. You will see edible landscaping, bees and chickens, pollinator habitat, greywater and rainwater catchment, intergenerational gardening and much more. Your ticket includes a tour or our staging area , 3 farm sites, a 4th special interest site, plus morning and noontime hospitality provided by the students of Mt Diablo High School Hospitality & Tourism Academy.

To spread visitors out evenly, your itinerary will be set for you in advance and available for you at will call the morning of the event. Once you have your itinerary you will drive yourself to the various sites. For those who wish it, we’ll try to arrange carpooling onsite by group the day of. We recommend getting to the staging area by 9:30 am at the latest, however someone will be at the staging area all day to greet you.

General Admission $40, kids $25,
Friends of the Farm Tour Ticket $60 (includes a gift of farm fresh egg or honey from our farmers)
Patron of the Farm Tour $80 farm fresh eggs or honey plus Ruby Blume's Book, Eveyday Cheesemaking


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Purchase Tickets Here



Oakland Mostly East & Barely West
Saturday June 13, 10am-4pm

Featuring the most excellent examples of urban farming we can find in the area, this tour of farms from Cherryland to hayward to castro valley shows diverse options from a 9 acre hobby farm to a moderately sized urban lot. you will see bees, chickens, goats, worm composting, fruit and vegetable gardens,. On sites from tiny to grand you will see fruit and vegetable gardens, pollinator habitat, miniature orchards, chickens, bees, goats, vertical gardening, greywater and rainwater catchment, water wise irrigation systems a giant avocado tree and much much more. Peak over the fence and see what home scale urban farmers are up to on an extra small, small medium or large lot.

With 9 sites to choose from, there will be a tour starting each hour on the hour at each location. Tours last about 45 mintes with time to get to the next location of your choice, see just ne site or as many as you have time for! Purchase a day pass which gets you into all the sites or "pay as you go" $5 per person per site. We will send out the digital program with maps and etiquetteWednesday June 10th by midnight. Map your itinerary and walk, drive or bike to the sites of your choiuce.

General Admission $30, kids $18,
Friends of the Farm Tour Ticket $50 (includes a gift of farm fresh egg or honey from our farmers)
Patron of the Farm Tour $75 farm fresh eggs or honey plus Ruby Blume's Book, Eveyday Cheesemaking

Featured Sites

Invite Friends on Facebook
Purchase Tickets Here
Contact us to receive program without purchasing a day pass
(if you are already on one of our mailing lists, you do not need to contact us.
You will receive the information on June 10th


Hayward Eden Area
September 12, 9am-3pm
Featuring the most excellent examples of urban farming we can find in the area, this tour of farms from Cherryland to Hayward to Castro Valley shows diverse options from a 9 acre hobby farm to a moderately sized homestead on a typical urban lot. you will see bees, chickens, goats, worm composting, vertical gardening, polycultures, waterwise gardens, pollinator habitat and creatve reuse. Ask questions and get inspiration from folks with experience!

Purchase your ticket in advance and pick up your itinerary at our staging area the morning of the event. Once you have your itinerary you will drive yourself to the various sites. For those who wish it, we’ll try to arrange carpooling onsite by group the day of the event. .Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the garden or purchase food from local cooks at our park-like staging area.

Some tickets may also be available at the door ($5 more per ticket day of the event)
Will call and start of tour at our staging area:
THE HAZEL GARDEN Corner of Hazel & Main in Hayward.

General Admission $30, kids $18,
Low Income Ticket $20 , kids $12
Half day Ticket $20
Friends of the Farm Tour Ticket $50
(includes a gift of farm fresh egg or honey from our farmers)
Patron of the Farm TourTicket $75I
Includes eggs or honey plus Ruby Blume's Book, Eveyday Cheesemaking


Featured Sites
Invite Friends on Facebook
Purchase Tickets Here




WINTER OPEN HOUSE
Social & Sale


Saturday December 12 & Sunday December 13, 2015
noon- -4pm each day
straggler sales Monday & Tuesday TBA



FREE and open to the Public, Please use our contact form to have directions sent to you.
Join the party! Our year-end event is a celebration of the bounty. There will be tasting (homemade jam, bread, wine and more), convivial people and shopping! Who could ask for more? Lots of cool handmade goodies and treats starting as low as $1. Come grab your stocking stuffers, Secret Santas and private stash. Enjoy the cheer and support the local economy. Win-win happy joy!

 


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