City Gardens of Hamilton-Lauraville Tour
Explore city gardens in Hamilton-Lauraville and experience urban farming, city apiaries, visit a city school garden, investigate creative landscaping ideas, learn what native and non-native plants will attract butterflies and bees, see backyard ponds and unusual or rare plants.
Come to the blossoming city neighborhoods of Hamilton & Lauraville on June 2, 2013 from 11 – 3 PM for an amazing and eclectic city garden tour. Investigate which native and non-native plants neighbors are using to attract birds and butterflies. Thinking of installing a backyard pond – pick up some tips and ideas on the tour from a landscape architect who lives in Hamilton. Meet and talk with the guy behind the hoop house that materialized on the 4500 block of Harford Rd. Find out what grows in there and where that food is consumed. Explore creative landscaping ideas that will inspire you to turn your ordinary yard into a garden retreat, and meet neighbors who have working bee hives on their property. Learn tips on composting and companion planting in urban gardens. Order a rain barrel from Blue Water Baltimore and visit an innovative city school garden to investigate how students are learning about the rewards of creative and sustainable food production in a city environment. Where else in Bmore can you find so many creative, diverse, and innovative urban farmers in the same neighborhood, ready to show off their green thumbs?
Hosted by Hamilton – Lauraville Healthy Neighborhoods, Sponsored by Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, The Flower Cart, and Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe. You can purchase tickets on-line for $22 at www.bmoremainstreet.com/gargen/. Hope to see you there!