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Home and Garden Tour
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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8. The Art of Sustenance: GrassRoots Garden

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.


  • Garden tours all day
  • Adaptive and container garden
  • Plentiful organic vegetable beds
  • Outdoor kitchen and cob oven
  • Shady grape arbor with picnic tables
  • Culinary herb garden
  • Perennial flower wall
  • Extensive orchard and berry patches
  • New kiwi arbor

  • Herb gardening and adaptive gardening demos all day
  • Firing and cooking with the cob oven demo at 11 a.m.
  • Weed Walk at 11:30 a.m. 
  • Pesto-making workshop with Tour Sponsor Rexius at 2 p.m.

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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1465 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97401 (Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church)

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Tickets also available at:

  • Down to Earth
    532 Olive St., Eugene
    2498 Willamette St., Eugene
  • Lane Forest Products
    2111 Prairie Rd., Eugene
    820 N. 42nd St., Springfield
    or 3409 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

    4446 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

Volunteer and get in free


City of Eugene      Eugene Water & Electric Board



Afterparty Sponsor:

Mt. Rose Herbs 

Media Sponsor:

Eugene Weekly

Ticket Sponsor:

Lane Forest Products

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. 

Shop      Recycle      Learn      Tour
BRING Recycling
4446 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 746-3023
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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.


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