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The popular Kaslo and Area Edible Garden Tour is back this summer after a 3 year ‘pandemic’ hiatus!  Mark your calendars for July 14  from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This year’s tour is a collaborative effort between Kaslo Community Services, Kaslo Community Garden Society and North Kootenay Lake Arts Council and is is a fundraiser for the Kaslo Food Hub.

The tour offers  participants self-guided tours through unique food producing gardens where they can see firsthand many effective and efficient ways to produce food in small spaces like your very own yard. This year’s tour features different kinds of greenhouses, FireSmart plantings, rot-resistant raised beds, espaliered fruit trees, permaculture principles, backyard chickens, different composting systems and more!

There are 10 gardens you can visit between 10am and 3pm.  Local poets are invited to tie garden poetry in the Community Garden for us all to enjoy.  The Arts Council will have local visual art on display at one of the gardens, and will have musician Jeremy Taylor playing his brand of snappy acoustic folk from 2pm onwards to close out the tour.

Minimum $10 donation for adults. Kids free  Tickets can be purchased in Kaslo at Kaslo Community Services, Sunnyside, Willow until July 13th.  Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Kaslo Community Garden on the 14th (corner of A Ave and Washington).

Please no pets!

In addition, the Edible Garden Tour will begin with a Soil Analysis Workshop at the Community Garden with Sheila Roberts and Tom Satterly at 9:00 am.  Participants will work in partners to analyze a soil sample they bring from their own garden. The cost is $10.00, attendance is limited and registration is required: email

On July 5th there will be a Soil Development Workshop at the Community Garden from 9:00 to 10:00 am.  This workshop will focus on using available material to add nutrients and tilth to your soil. Presenters are; Lorraine Symmes, Patrick Steiner and Anne Heard. Bring a donation for the Food Cupboard, a comfy chair and join us in the garden.  Please no pets.

Our generous sponsors include Kootenay Co-op, Columbia Basin Trust & The Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake.

Edible Garden Tour poster
Categories: Community, Food Security