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|2011 Urban Farms Garden Tour|
Finally I’m blogging! I meant to post this on Sunday, then I meant to post it on Monday, but here I am posting it on Tuesday, ha.
Apparently we didn’t read the “fine print” that some of the locations were only on Saturday, and of course we realized on Sunday … whoops! We mostly were sad to have missed stopping by Home Contained Edible Yard & Landscaping and the Urban Farming Guys.
But here are some key stops from Sunday. My mother-in-law came with us, and though it was very hot, it was fun!
Hoop Dog Studio
Our first stop was to the Hoop Dog Studio Garden. This garden is joined with an art studio, which was also opened so we checked it out first.
Hoop Dog Studio Garden
The garden was very eclectic, whimsical, and artistic with fruits and vegetables spread out amongst all sorts of bottles, chairs, pots, and art. This garden has enough to feed 10 people year round (including chickens with eggs).
Hoop Dog Garden was really neat to walk around, you could never guess what was going to be around the next corner. These pictures can definitely speak for themselves:
Raspberry sighting … yum!
Above: I loved all the blue bottles scattered about.
Switzer Neighborhood Farm
And for the next garden highlight … the Westside Community Garden that is Switzer Neighborhood Farm. We’ve driven by this garden space ever since we discovered our favorite KC neighborhood a couple years ago that is Westside.
Thus, we were excited to check this garden out, as we didn’t even have a clue what it was or who tended it.
Turns out, it’s a community garden tended by area neighbors complete with rain barrels and hoop houses. I’m glad we stopped by and finally heard the story behind the garden!
It was a great weekend!
Friday we hung out and did all kind of things (if we’re friends on Foursquare, you would know, ha), and the garden tour was a perfect way to end it.
Today the weather was SO beautiful I decided to work on my deck. Once I got out there, it was WAY too bright and shiny, and I could NOT see my computer screen at all. But since I had already brought out my laptop, a separate mouse, separate split keyboard, a foot pedal, earphones, my phone, and a drink, I was not about to go inside right away.
Thus … I lugged a photography umbrella outside with me to keep my laptop in the shade, ha. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And despite my staying in the shade all day, I’m afraid I walked inside at 5:00 looking like a lobster! I’m pretty sure it was worth it though.