3rd Annual Garden Tour Slated for May 10

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, Oconee Area Citizen Advocacy is set to host its third annual “Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour” on Saturday, May 10, 2014. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour goers are invited explore Elm Street Gardens, a certified organic farm in the local food movement, as well as Sparta Imperial Mushrooms and the Hancock County courthouse.
Elm Street Gardens is a two-acre vegetable garden that began in 2004 as an experiment
 to see if owners Robert and Suzanne Currey could grow the vegetables they wanted to eat throughout the year. A diverse array of vegetable and fruit crops are now grown year round using a no-till method in the outdoor beds and in the hoop houses. In addition to the three hoop houses, there is a heated seed house for starting transplants.
This year’s tour will also feature chickens, talks from experts on beekeeping, a collection of Georgia antique chairs, a look at the commercial mushroom growing facility Sparta Imperial Mushrooms, and an option to visit Sparta’s historic courthouse. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the Citizen Advocacy office located at 118 North Wayne Street in downtown Milledgeville across from ACE Hardware or by calling (478) 452—6968. Tickets will also be available on-site (15 Elm Street) the day of the tour.

Direct Link to Elm Street Gardens: http://elmstreetgardens.com/about/
Sparta Imperial Mushrooms: http://spartamushrooms.com