Twice a year Phoenix area gardeners gather together and allow visitors to view their remarkable sustainable gardens through Arcadia’s Editable Garden Tour. This year there are nine gardens spread out over the Phoenix area, with a garden sale featured at Sweet Life Garden in the Arcadia Area of Phoenix. There will be jams, dressings, plants, garden boxes and even a decor and furniture sale, courtesy of Project Home! We will be hosting a booth featuring custom pillows, antique finds and refurbished furniture. Tickets can be purchased here for the December 4th event for only $15 a person.
This tour has been one of the defining forces of the urban gardening movement taking place here in Phoenix. There seems to be an idea that is growing in many, a desire for change, that is calling to those who are searching for a simpler, cleaner life. A time where we eat the food we grow and raise the chickens who lay the eggs we consume. This is the new urban lifestyle.
To quote Sweet Life Garden, one of the largest and most lush gardens on the tour, “A shift began to take shape, not only to us, but to our communities. The meaning of food began to change. Where the food came from, what was in it and how it nourishes us. Perhaps the connection between what we eat and how we feel finally began to set in. For us, it was time to get serious. It was time to eat from our garden.”
Please join us and support Phoenix’s sustainable gardeners by attending this event. I have attended the past two years, and I promise, you will not be disappointed. The creativity and ingenuity of these individuals will astound you. Make sure to purchase your tickets now, because they sell out every year, and believe me, this is an event you will not want to miss!