This year's "garden walk meets county fair" is set for Aug. 25. Credit: Provided

AVONDALE — Avondale’s second annual agricultural fair and garden walk is set for Aug. 25.

The event, put on by Avondale Gardening Alliance and best described as an “educational, interactive garden walk,” will go from noon – 5 p.m., according to organizers.

“Our aim is to inspire and empower our neighbors to get involved in sustainable agricultural practices by showcasing the unique and comprehensive network of support we have assembled to support new and experienced Avondale ‘farmers’ and makers,” one of the organizers wrote in an email.

Like last year, the event will allow folks to wander in and out of their neighbors’ homes and backyards to check out their urban gardens and agricultural systems.

“Make your own nontoxic cleaning supplies; plan a hosta-free shade garden; attract birds and pollinators to your yard; learn home brewing and growing; resurrect your houseplants; bake bread; grow a medicinal herb garden; raise mushrooms, learn beekeeping and much more!”

This year’s event will feature 10 locations in an area roughly bounded by Belmont Avenue to Roscoe Street and Kedzie to California avenues.

Maps can be picked up at Concordia Place, 3300 N. Whipple St., or Avondale Coffee Club, 3185 N. Elston Ave.

At the end of the walk, around 5 p.m., event-goers will convene for a party at Metropolitan Brewing.

Questions? Email organizers at

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