AVONDALE — What better way to learn about all things gardening and agriculture than from your neighbors?
That’s the idea behind Avondale’s first-ever garden and agriculture fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19.
“Avondale is full of raised beds, tomato cages, bee boxes, chicken coops, and native flower gardens. Our homes are filled with skilled makers and creative doers,” organizers wrote.
“This is your opportunity to meet the people behind the fences, check out the yards you’ve always admired, and pick the brains of neighbors.”
On the day of the event, folks will be able to download a map with locations either from the group’s website or Facebook page. Paper maps will also be available for pickup at Reed’s Local, 3017 W. Belmont Ave., Belmont Feed & Seed, 3036 W. Belmont Ave., and DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Ave.
The event, described as “garden walk meets county fair,” will allow folks to wander in and out of their neighbors’ homes and backyards to check out their urban gardens and agricultural systems.
The event will highlight everything from basic flower and vegetable gardens to rain barrel irrigation systems and chicken coops.
Local businesses are also slated to participate in the event. For example, the folks behind Reed’s Local will be talking about composting and growing mushrooms and an author of an urban foraging book will be taking questions at DMen Tap.
The event, put on by the nonprofit Avondale Gardening Alliance, will culminate with a party at Metropolitan Brewing.
Email Hello@AvondaleGardeners.Org with any questions.