First Brockville veggie garden tour

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Published on: August 16, 2014

Transition Brockville / 16 August 2014

Got a green thumb? Looking for inspiration to get started as a vegetable gardener? Want to show your kids where some of their food comes from? Could you use some tips to make your own veggie gardens even better?

Transition Brockville’s first-ever, free, self-guided vegetable garden tour runs Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at six garden locations in the city, south of Highway 401. Look for the distinctive carrot signs marking locations of the tour gardens.

You can visit gardens in any order you like. Or you can drive to the parking lot at Leeds-Grenville Mental Health, unload your family’s bikes, and follow a family-friendly cycling route that takes in all six gardens. Our tour brochure is available for download here, and will also be available at the six gardens and at the Brockville Public Library, Leeds County Books, and Ritchie’s Feed and Seed garden centre on County Road 29.

While enroute, why not stop by the Brockville Farmers Market to see what our local producers have at peak season? This Saturday, they’ll be offering free corn-on-the-cob from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

And then to end your day, check out Hardy Park and the 2014 Tune Your Ride Tour. Musicians Abigail Lapell, Ben Hermann, Great James Hetmanek and Jessica Moore, are making Brockville the first stop on their tour, on bicycles with instruments (a banjo, two guitars, ukulele and percussion instruments) as they travel along the Waterfront Trail. They also have a full bicycle-powered sound system in tow, bringing a selection of indie-folk songs. They’ll be playing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.