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Loveland Youth Gardeners and Gardens on Spring Creek team up to offer NoCo Urban Homestead Tour July 22

Released on Friday, July 7, 2017
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FORT COLLINS –​ JULY 7, 2017 - The beauty and benefits of a sustainable homesteading lifestyle will be on full display in a variety of backyard settings at the NoCo Urban Homestead Tour, Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is presented by Fort Collins Nursery and benefits the Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners.

As an educational, inspirational, self-guided tour hosted in both cities, guests will be invited into six tour stops, three homesteads in Fort Collins and three in Loveland. Each homestead integrates unique processes and attractions including beekeeping, chickens and coops, goats and meat rabbits, hop growing and home brewing, all-things-edible gardening, season-extending greenhouses, repurposed material sheds, canning and preserving.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the individual homesteaders and take home a multitude of ideas on how to incorporate sustainable living into their everyday life.

Other locally based vendors will be stationed at each homestead including a local honey purveyor, handmade pottery, Fort Collins Nursery, a bat house artisan, Odell Brewing, and others.

Tickets to this family friendly event are now on sale at www.fcgov.com/gardens or by calling 970.416.2486. $15 per adult, and children 12 years and under are admitted free.

Special thanks to the following sponsors: Fort Collins Nursery, Sprouts Farmers Market, Loveland Garden Center, Odell Brewing, Northern Water Conservancy, Pedersen Toyota, Zebulon, and Garden Yards.

For more information, please visit www.fcgov.com/gardens.

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About Loveland Youth Gardeners
Loveland Youth Gardeners features 4 Youth Education Programs with the mission to cultivate job & life skills, environmental stewardship and service in youth facing barriers by building healthy relationships with people, agriculture, and community. Our vision is for all youth to realize their value and potential and be equipped to lead a healthy and productive life. We address the special challenges that at-risk and special needs youth face in their everyday life through a gardening and healthy living curriculum, providing the necessary skills for them to lead healthy, productive lives. Learn more about our programs at LovelandYouthGardeners.org.

About the Gardens on Spring Creek
The Gardens currently includes a showpiece Plant Select® Demonstration Garden, a Children’s’ Garden, the Garden of Eatin’, a Rock Garden, and the Xeric Parkway Strip. The Gardens supports school and community garden outreach programs in low-income areas; offers a school field trip program and youth summer camps for grade school students; provides year-round educational programs for all ages and interests in horticulture; and hosts several special events. Learn more about our community botanic garden at >fcgov.com/gardens.