Full descriptions of the Walnut Creek & Concord sites can be found here: http://www.iuhoakland.com/uft2015wc.pdf
Tickets can be purchased here:
Urban Farm Tours Oakland Event Page can be found here:
Urban Farm Tours offers the public an opportunity to visit private home-scale gardens and see what established urban farmer s are up to and what us possible on a lot standard to the area.
Our tour of sites in Walnut Creek & Concord offers a foray into the suburban wilderness and eatures sites ranging from a modest suburban retrofit to a sprawling permaculture 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. Ask questions, get advice and sample some of the bounty these farms are producing.
Your ticket includes a tour or our staging area , 3 farm sites, a 4th special interest site, plus morning hospitality and a simple lunch grown and prepared by the students of the Mt Diablo High School Tourism and Hospitality 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.
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 some sweet perks in gratitude and thanks!