8. The Art of Sustenance: GrassRoots Garden
The GrassRoots Garden, a partnership between FOOD for Lane County (FFLC), St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and OSU Extension/ Lane County Master Gardeners, is the largest educational garden in the community. Through hands-on workshops, novice and experienced gardeners learn soil prep, garden planning, planting, tending, harvesting, and preparing their bounty. Through their efforts, 55,000-70,000 pounds of fresh produce are distributed annually to FFLC’s network of partner agencies and garden participants, or prepared in the on-site kitchen. The garden celebrates its 25th birthday on this year’s Tour. This site will be free to the public, who can take advantage of self-led or guided tours to learn about the year-round activities and educational opportunities at the garden.
Directions and parking note: GrassRoots Garden is located behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Access to the garden is via the driveway on the south side of the church. Onsite parking will be limited before 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to park in the Key Bank Parking Lot, next door at the Dentist's office. On street parking is also available on Cal Young Road and Bailey Lane. After church service is over at 11 a.m., there will be more parking in the church parking lot.
*Please do not visit the sites before 10 a.m. on Sunday.
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Tour Day Mini-Workshops
We pulled out all the stops to present tour-goers with a cornucopia of fun, educational events and activities at every site, including the afterparty! Follow this link to a list of the mini-workshops and demonstrations that added inspiration for the journey along the path to sustainable living.
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 pm.
Materials Donation Schedule
Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.