Volunteering/Planning: The Foster Powell Garden Tour is held on the third Saturday of June each year, from 10am-2pm. 2017 will be the 10th year! Planning begins with the formation of a committee at the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association General meeting. This could happen as early as February. Committee members work to identify homes which might like to be on the tour. Then they create/distribute posters and other promotional materials, plan for the raffle and adjacent tour events and facilitate the day of the event. If you’d like to help plan the garden tour or volunteer some time for it, email: email@example.com to be added to the email list. You may not hear from us right away but we’ll contact you when planning starts.
Hosting: We choose between 18 and 25 homes for the tour each year. That’s more gardens than one person can get to in 4 hours and we want all of the hosts to have a good turnout. If at all possible we like to create walk-able groupings but it’s not always possible. We really appreciate having different gardens on the tour each year, too, and think it would be great to include an apartment or plex housing. We think it’s interesting to see gardens in all of their stages from just moved in and working on it to 20 years+ established yards. Many of us deal with small, sometimes shady yards in this neighborhood. It’s fun to see how gardeners the most out of them. If you’d like to be a host on the garden tour, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list. Again, we may not contact you right away but you’ll hear from us when the planning begins. If you could describe what’s happening in your yard and even send a photo or two, it will let us know you’re really interested.
New to the neighborhood in 2016, Tom and Rebecca’s yard is far from done! The front looks good, so they hosted that area only. They also set up a display of carnivorous plants for a little education.