Sugar Beet Co-op Edible Garden Tour draws more than 200 people

The Sugar Beet Co-op hosted its third annual Edible Garden Tour over the weekend. The walking tour, which took place on July 26 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., offered an up-close look at some of the private gardens and urban agriculture institutions in Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and Austin.

Kicking off at Sugar Beet’s future location at 812 W. Madison, the tour included stops at Dominican University’s Priory Vegetable & Herb Garden, the Wonder Works Children’s Museum Garden in Oak Park and the Longfellow School Family Garden Club at 715 S. Highland Ave, a garden featuring seven raised beds full of plants grown by the school’s second grade class.

More than 200 people came out to the tour, Sugar Beet Founder Cheryl Munoz said.

“What’s fun … is seeing how creative and passionate people are about growing good food,” Munoz said. “This tour is a yearly celebration of a vibrant local food movement.”

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