Edible Gardens Tour will be held on September 8, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The tour will feature six lovely East Sacramento Gardens in which vegetables have been incorporated into the landscaping.Each featured home will have docents and Master Gardeners in attendance in the garden to answer questions. The gardens will also feature live music to be provided by the musicians of the Sacramento Symphonic Winds.
Each of the six gardens on the tour will have a different theme, each with something unique:
- Sustainable English Cottage Garden
- Variety of Fruit Trees
- Whimsical Garden complete with a chicken coop
- Zen Garden
- “Park-like” Secret Garden
- “Science Alive” Garden
Tickets are $20 each when purchased before the event. Tickets at the event are $25 and children under 12 are free. Tickets will be available after August first on line and at various businesses in East Sacramento. Call (916) 709-6748 for more information.
The Edible Gardens Tour is presented by members of Soroptimist International of Sacramento (a service club for professional or businesswomen), which is part of a worldwide federation whose mission is to improve the lives of women and children. That is accomplished by raising money to help support agencies, which provide services to vulnerable women and children.
Some of the agencies that have been supported by Soroptimist International of Sacramento in the past are: The Guardian Scholars program at CSUS for Foster Youth; Sacramento Children’s Home and Sacramento Receiving Home for their Foster Youth programs; My Sister’s House, a domestic violence safe house; Women’s Empowerment (a training facility to get homeless women back into the workforce); The Crisis Nurseries (a safe place for children whose parents are experiencing a crisis); The Boys & Girls Club for at risk children; and, The Independent Living Program for emancipating Foster Youth and many more. Please see the Soroptimist website at www.soroptimistsacramento.org or the Edible Gardens website at www.ediblegardensac.org or call (916) 709-6748 to purchase tickets.