This is where the revolution starts. Taking back and reconnecting with our land, our food, our health and our communities.NATHAN JOHNSON, RESIDENT, VERNON. NJ
Dirt mag’s Kitchen Garden Tour is back and revamped for social distancing. The one day event returns Sunday, July 26, 2020.
Get ready for a jam-packed day of garden-peeping: find out how your neighbors are harvesting honey and plotting produce aisles in their backyards!
🌽 YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS: We give you a map. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., you and your caravan take a self-guided, socially distanced tour of local kitchen gardens in the Black Dirt and Skylands regions. A stellar lunch — artisanal pizza and craft beer from Tin Barn Brewing — is included in your ticket cost!
🍆 YOU CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE: Practice social distancing at each garden, keeping your crew at least 6 feet away from each gardener. Learn new tips from your green-thumbed neighbors and leave these backyards feeling inspired.
🍕🍺 Stop for lunch along the way at Tin Barn Brewing between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Pizza and a beer (or water, or soda) are included, just show your printed Kitchen Garden Tour ticket at the brewery to redeem. Outdoor seating is available.
🍅 At the end of the day, all Kitchen Garden Tour participants will vote for their favorite gardens remotely, and Dirt will host a live ZOOM award ceremony to announce the winners.
Just picked up gardening during quarantine? Been growing your favorite fruits and veggies in your backyard for decades? We love them all. Enter your garden to be a spot on this year’s tour today!
When you purchase tickets, we will email you a map of the gardens 24 hours before the event. Read the descriptions, take a look at the photos and the locations and map yourself a route. Your ticket purchase gets you access to the self-guided tour, a bagged lunch for pickup along your route, and access to the online voting and ZOOM awards ceremony.
Kitchen gardeners don’t expect a lot of back-patting — but they deserve it. Every bite of food they grow is a bite that did not have to be shipped across the country or the world, that wasn’t sprayed with Round-up. Every person who gets to eat the food that comes out of a local garden is healthier for it, and more strongly connected to nature, to the gardener, and to the place we all live.BECCA TUCKER, EDITOR, DIRT MAGAZINE