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Third Annual Slow Food Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour - August 23, 2014

Santa Cruz, CA, July 31, 2014 --( The third annual Slow Food Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014, and $10 tickets are now on sale at This event is a unique opportunity for residents of the greater Santa Cruz area to tour local edible gardens, both residential and public. Edible garden tourists will discover gardens that represent many stages and styles, from elaborate showcase gardens to functional do-it-yourself gardens. Slow Food Santa Cruz hopes that this annual event will continually inspire gardeners and neighbors to share and learn about the art of growing delicious vegetables and fruits at home. This year’s tour will feature an assortment of demonstrations and activities throughout the day, including gray water system tours, tips on organic and water-wise gardening in a drought year, children's garden activities, restaurant gardens, and nonprofits using gardens for healing and education. Edible garden tourists will also spot chickens, quails, and alpacas.

Slow Food Santa Cruz is the local chapter of Slow Food USA, representing Santa Cruz county, southern San Mateo county, and the greater Monterey Bay area. Slow Food promotes a food system which produces good, clean, and fair food. The Slow Food movement aims to connect consumers to their food and those who produce it. It does so by celebrating local farmers and food artisans, advocating for nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies, and promoting food that is accessible to all, regardless of income, and which is produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor. Slow Food Santa Cruz helps advocate for healthy food policy in our community and organizes events for our members and the community to come together and celebrate the pleasures of our unique food culture.

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Contact: Kate Purcell, Edible Gardens Committee Lead, Slow Food Santa Cruz
Phone: (831) 207-6069
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Kate Purcell
(831) 207-6069

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