October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Farms around the East Bay, Register for Location
Oakland and Albany
$5/site - $30 day pass
Institute of Urban Homesteading


Saturday October 12, 2019 10am-4pm

Is Urban Farming still alive and kicking in the Bay Area? After a three year break, Urban Farms Tours returns to answer this question.  We invite you to visit 8 excellent and diverse examples of small-scale urban farming and decide for yourself.  From a tidy postage stamp to a sprawling multi-use community space, the sites range in size from extra small to extra large and represent a diversity of farmers and farming styles.  This year’s tour features some of our favorite sites from past tours, a few new gems, an urban CSA, a model school garden and two amazing community farms. You will see vegetable gardens, composting systems, rooftop garden, urban orchards, bees, greywater, seed saving and more, plus you will get to sample some of what these urban farmers are producing. Each homestead is unique in its interpretation and use of space. This will be a chance to ask questions, get answers and sample some of the bounty these farmers are producing.


HOW IT WORKS  Tours start on the hour at each location throughout the day.  Purchase a day pass using the ticket link below or pay-as-you go, $5 per person per tour.  Day Passes also available at the door.  A few days before the tour you receive  tour information and addresses via email.  Plan your route and drive walk, bike or bus to the locations of your choice in any order you wish.

So how do I get the addresses?  If you purchase a daypass, a printable pdf will be sent to you on Wednesday before the tour.  If you are already on our mailing list you will receive a printable pdf on the Wednesday before the tour.  Advance ticket sales end 6pm the night before the tour, but you can purchase a daypass at any of our sites on the morning of the tour.  We will not send out any more programs past 9am on the day of the tour.

SPREAD THE WORD  Please help spread the word.  If you are on Facebook share the event to your page or invite friends.  Or forward this email on!  FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

VOLUNTEER  In exchange for tickets.  We are looking for volunteers help to distribute posters and to help farmers at their welcome tables on the day of the tour.  Posters and postcards would need to be picked up in North Berkeley and distributed in the second half of September. Distribute a stack and get 2 day passes.  Day-of volunteers work a half day and attend free the other half of the day.  Please email me here to volunteer.

BIKE BRIGADE? Anyone want to head up a bike brigade at the farm tour?  Most of the sites are bike-able this year and it would be great to have a dedicated biker to set the route and convene a bike contingent?  If this is something you’d be into, let UFT know.

Buy tickets for Urban Farm Tours Return ~ East Bay 2019

General Admission Day Pass $30
Youth Day Pass (age 11-17) $20
Children 10 and under FREE
Friend of the Farm Tour $50, gets you in to all sites, plus you get a farm fresh goodie from one of our farmers
Patron of the Farm Tour $75, gets you in to all sites plus you get a farm fresh goodie and a copy of the book “Every Day Cheesemaking” By UFT founder K.Ruby

$5 per person, per site (11 and up)
Children under 10 are free
No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds