Garden Tour To Highlight Urban Agriculture in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The concept of community gardens dates to before the pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth Rock. A non-profit group that has spearheaded a modern community garden movement is again offering to take citizens on a tour of several successful sites in the Lexington area.

Jim Embry, with the Sustainable Communities Network, says the fourth annual Lexington Community Garden Tour will be a lesson in diversity and urban agriculture.

"We recognize the important role of community gardening in teaching eco-literacy. It helps provide fresh fruits and vegetables for people who can't afford those things, provides a sense of community, provides earth connection."

The tour is accessible by either bus or bicycle. It kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. at La Roca United Methodist Church on North Limestone Street.

Participants are asked to register by July 27 at