Sustainable Burien to tour two urban gardens on Aug. 12

Press release:

BURIEN URBAN GARDEN TOUR – Sunday, August 12, 2012, 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Sustainable Burien

We’ll meet at “the Rock” at Burien Town Square at 2:00 (no later than 2:10). We’ll arrange carpooling and hand out the addresses of the two urban gardens below.

More people are growing their own food and finding innovative ways to live more sustainably. Join us as we visit neighbors who are creating urban farms and be inspired to create your own version or get new ideas, or share what you’ve done.

The Feeney property is located in the Hazel Valley Area. It is made up of 1-1/2 acres, with 1 acre being second growth native forest. The forest has been continually worked on to remove invasive holly, ivy and non-native blackberries. The 1/2 acre has a house, a couple of out buildings, gardens and developing gardens. Every year new ideas come into play as how to minimize developing impacts and maximize housing for our population growth. We are enjoying the forest and gardens as we consider what the least impact will be for this property in the future.

The "Barry Patch" is a North Burien urban homestead that continues to grow and evolve as new friends are met, new trees are planted and old relationships are nurtured. We currently have a productive henhouse, a young and expanding permaculture food forest, an underutilized greenhouse, a tenantless apiary, an amazing rainwater catchment system, a large garden and many hopes and plans. We are learning about planting, cultivating, harvesting, hard work and sharing as we become more sustainable in food as well as in community. We welcome you to join us.

If you have questions, please call 206-243-9366.

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