More than 15 backyard farms and gardens will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday during the Bend Backyard Farm Tour.
The tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants can view properties ranging from large-scale farming operations to small-scale gardens on a self-guided tour. Some farms are open only one day of the tour.
All gardens feature food-producing plants, and many also have greenhouses and garden covers. Some landowners have bees, chickens or other animals, as well. Farm owners will be on hand to answer questions.
The event is put on by Celebrate the Season, a local business that builds chicken coops and other farm structures; and Neighbor- Impact. Proceeds benefit the food bank.
Tour booklets cost $10 (one booklet per car) and are available in Bend at Celebrate the Season, Bits & Pieces Custom Framing, Backporch Coffee Roasters on Newport Avenue, and Country Feed & Pet Supply. They’re also at Earth’s Art Tumalo Garden Market.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, sandyk@neighbor impact.org or 541-244-2536 (541-CHICKEN).
— From staff reports