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July 13, 2019 11 am - 5 pm; picnic to follow
Thank you to our current sponsors:
CivicMapper, Porter Loves Creative, Pub in the Park, Rotary Club of Swissvale, and Perla's Appliances
The first Swissvale Edible Garden Tour is a free event set for Saturday, July 13th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in 15 gardens throughout the Borough of Swissvale, and immediately followed by a celebratory cookout at the Swissvale Community Garden (7301 Denniston Avenue, Swissvale PA 15218) at 5pm.
Offering a peek into some of the area’s most unique private gardens, the tour is an opportunity for Swissvalians and regional garden enthusiasts to come together, get inspired, and learn something new.
Garden Tour Stops include:
- Edible Flowers ID and Tasting
- Community Recipe Sharing
- Kid art garden with activities for children
- Tea gardens
- Urban Chickens workshop at 12, 2, and 4
- Plant Identification Scavenger Hunt
- Unique Ways to Use the Harvest in the Kitchen, including infused honey
- Garden Design/Using your Space - Ask the Horticulturalist
- ...and more!
Through this FREE, community-wide event, SCAC hopes to showcase Swissvale as a great place to garden, visit, and live. We are seeking to promote the real and tangible benefits of gardening; gardening beautifies and connects community, promotes physical and mental wellbeing, and has far-reaching ecological benefits. We hope to build confidence in newer gardeners and inspire young people to get their hands dirty and get growing.
Keep an eye on the facebook event for updates on sponsors and activities as they develop!
Interested in volunteering? We'll need help with promotion, running materials to gardens, and with the picnic and more! Sign up here!
Are you or your company interested in sponsoring? Check out the downloadable Sponsorship Form or select a sponsorship level via PayPal:
The event is presented by the Swissvale Community Action Committee (SCAC) and proceeds from the event will support the Swissvale Community Garden (SCG.)