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Urban Farm Tours 2016
Sunday May 22 ~ Vallejo-Benicia

Saturday June 11 ~ Berkeley

See what established home-scale urban farmers are up to and
what is possible on an extra small, 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.





Vallejo-Benicia
May 22, 2016 9am-3pm

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Our tour of sites in Vallejo & Benicia offers a foray into the suburban wilderness and features sites ranging from a permaculture food forest to a mini livestock operation. You'll see water wise gardening, edible landscaping, bees, rabbits, chickens, goats, pollinator habitat, greywater and rainwater catchment, intergenerational gardening and even some cows! Ask questions, get advice and sample some of the bounty these farms are producing. Your ticket includes a tour or our staging area and 4 other sites, plus morning hospitality.

HOW IT WORKS

Purchase a ticket online for a full day or a half day. Full day pass includes our staging area and 4 sites. Half day includes staging area and 2 sites. Show up at our staging area in downtown Benicia to pick up your itinerary. 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 box office at our staging area will be open 9am-10:30 and 12 noon-1:30. We Please arrive at the staging area by 9:30 for full day and morning only passes, and between 12 & 1pm for half day afternoon passes. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Support the Farm Tour!
Your ticket purchase 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 to donate and we'll give you farm fresh perks in gratitude and thanks!

ADVANCE PURCHASE TICKETS: Adult $30/ $50*/$75**, Child $18, Half Day $20
AT THE DOOR: Adult $35/$50*/$75**, Child $20, Half Day $25

* Friend of the Farm Tour--support us and get a farm fresh perk
** Patron of the Farm Tour- support us and get double perks

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The Best of Berkeley
Saturday June 11, 2016 10am-3pm

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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 700 to 40,000 square feet. Ask questions, get advice and sample some of the bounty these farms are producing.

HOW IT WORKS
Option #1 Purchase your ticket in advance. We'll send you the locations, directions and other details the week before the event (on Wednesday June 8 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.

Option #2 Pay as you go. We'll send you the locations the week of the event, starting Wednesday June 8. If you already receive our newsletter, you will get the info automatically. If you do not already receive our newsletter, sign on using our contact form, or send an email to iuh@sparkybeegirl.com requesting a one time email with farm tour details. Put "farm tour" in the subject line. You may also buy a day pass on the day of the event at the first site you visit.

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!

ADVANCE PURCHASE TICKETS: Adult $30/ $50*/$75**, Child $18
AT THE DOOR: Adult $30/$50*/$75**, Child $18

* Friend of the Farm Tour--support us and get a farm fresh perk
** Patron of the Farm Tour- support us and get double perks

BUY TICKETS
SHARE ON FACEBOOK (more pix too!)




WINTER OPEN HOUSE
Social & Sale

2016 Dates 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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