All five gardens are within just a few blocks of each other, making the tour friendly to both walkers and bikers. Tour locations are as follows:
1465 SE Alexander Ave
645 SE Alexander Ave
465 SE Bridgeway Ave
225 SE Mayberry Ave (NOTE: This site will open at 6 pm.)
470 SE Viewmont Ave
Participants are welcome to begin their tour at any of the above sites and to determine the order in which they visit the various gardens. Host gardeners will be on hand to talk to participants about their gardens and to answer questions. Additional tour features include:
- A drawing for $50 gift certificates to local nurseries
Copies of the 2022 Corvallis Garden Resource Guide available from docents at each site
- Food vendors at the 1465 SE Alexander Avenue site for those who want to purchase a bite to eat
This is the ninth year of the Edible Garden Tours. Tours began in 2012 and were held each summer through 2019, but have been on hiatus during the height of the pandemic (2020 and 2021).
The goal of the tours is to encourage Corvallis area residents to grow some of their own food. In addition to fostering greater self-reliance, the Food Action Team hopes to involve more people in the joys and health benefits of gardening: regular exercise, fresh air, healthful and delicious food, and a sense of connection to their community — and to the earth!