Visit urban homesteads - growing gardens in the suburbs with a private guide
Vancouver intends to be the Greenest City in the World by 2020.
Come spend a few hours strolling vibrant city lots featuring locally grown produce and visiting with chickens, honeybees and other small scale livestock.
This tour features visiting and interacting with at least four neighborhood urban farms within Greater Vancouver.
Witness the growing trend of "urban homesteading" and "farming in the city" at some homeowners' productive plots of land. Plus, we will check out community-based, volunteer-run gardens that are as fruitful as they are beautiful.
This farm tour is of private property and public community spaces. When available, homesteaders will talk about their growing crops, share their experiences, and answer gardening questions. This tour will change the way you look at food and the people you buy from as well as offer the perfect opportunity to solve your own growing challenges!
This tour is a rain or shine event and is a great value!
Get off the beaten track here in Vancouver!
After picking you up from your hotel, we will proceed through a series of urban farms, community gardens and personal homesteads within Greater Vancouver/Metro Vancouver.
There will likely be 4-5 stops during this tour.
You will get to see various neighborhoods within the Lower Mainland, different types of garden spaces and meet urban gardeners with their own philosophies and reasons why they do what they do.
Prepare your questions and be ready to share your experiences!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Collect customer location information.
End location: Collect customer hotel or travel arrangements.
Duration: 5 hours
Certain community gardens and private urban homesteads may have restricted hours or days of operation. Traffic limitations may also factor in the planning of this tour.
Either pick up truck or minivan.
Full arrangements to visit the multiple various sites. Reservations, transportation and entry to all sites.
Guide services and introductions to various organizers of either homestead homes or community gardens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 CDN - Meals, snacks, souvenirs along the way
Any costs associated with food sampling or any other on-site activities.
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We enjoyed this tour very much. Winston was knowledgeable about farms in Vancouver. He tailored the tour to our small group which had a diverse range knowledge and abilities. In addition he was fun to be with and very thoughtful. I definitely recommend a tour with Winston.