COLUMBIA — Mid-Missouri Peaceworks will host a garden tour where participants will learn about growing methods that were used during the summer drought.
The organization's Edible Columbia Garden Harvest Tour & Dinner will take participants on a three-hour journey Sept. 16 to urban farms and individual and community gardens.
The tour is a follow-up to the Edible Columbia event held this May, Mid-Missouri Peaceworks Director Mark Haim said.
"People got to see the gardens when they were lush and in the early stages of growing," Haim said. "Now it's a harvest tour."
The event will wrap up with a vegan tamale dinner at Comedor Popular, Centro Latino's community kitchen. Some of the ingredients served at the dinner will come from gardens that tourists will visit earlier in the day, said Eduardo Crespi, the kitchen's founder.
Tickets for the tour and dinner must be purchased in advance from the Peace Nook, with expected donations of $10 to $20 for adults, $7.50 for students and $5 for children between 6 and 12. Children under 6 can attend for free.
Haim said he hopes the events will encourage attendees to live a more fulfilling lifestyle.
"We have a philosophy of empowerment," Haim said. "My thought is that each of our actions can make a difference. Nobody can do everything — but everyone can do something."
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