NoDaGardenWalk offers the chance to visit some of the magical spaces in NoDa. Several garden gates and other locations will be open for tours, to meet people who can help you with your own garden, or just for visits on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
In order to participate, just go to any of the participating locations and pick up a map for the rest of the garden walk. This is a free event.
If you visit three or more, you’ll be eligible to enter a drawing for $100 worth of plants from The Patio Farmer.
800 E. 35th Street
Big plans for small spaces: Erin Hostetler of the Patio Farmer has worked with many in NoDa to create beauty in yards and in much smaller spaces. She’ll be at Local Loaf to show how easy you can get started, even if you don’t have (or can’t even grow) grass. Erin will also have seedlings for perennial herbs (like rosemary, lavender, sage, thyme, oregano, mint, chive, etc.) and some leafy greens (broccoli, kale, collards, chard, etc.), as well as a few seed packets as well for root vegetables, lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc. All seedlings are $4. Herbs come in a single pot (one plant) and vegetables come in a 3-pack (three plants). Stop by anytime between 10 and 1 to chat with Erin about your dream garden.
Waste to wonders: Eric Theys of Crown Town Compost and Crown Town Landscaping will also be at Local Loaf to talk about their compost collection service, edible landscaping, and other options. Some of you may have seen some of their edible landscaping near Davis Floyd Park on Charles Ave. Stop by anytime between 10 and 1 to chat with Eric about how composting can improve your garden or lower your waste.
Highland Montessori Elementary School Native Plant Garden
McDowell Street at Charles Avenue
Chris O’Brien has brought his talents for education and gardening together to turn what was once grass into a space where flowers, plants, and children can grow. A shaded walking path rings the native plant garden and meanders through the nearby trees. Tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. Please enter on McDowell Street.
Emily Burns — Native plants for beauty and sustainability
Charles Avenue between McDowell and Pickney
Emily Burns has created a not-so-hidden garden in her front yard, with help from an Urban Cost Share grant. The garden hosts a variety of native plants chosen to both enhance her front yard and match the native flora of Mecklenburg County. While the project started with a grant, the long-term value comes in the low level of effort required by these plants. Stop by for more information on the grant and native plants. Any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
1036 Charles Avenue
Stop by just for a look at this Crown Town Compost Edible Landscape. No tour is available but you’re welcome to stop by and check it out. Crown Town will be at Local Loaf for any questions. (See above.)
Little Watt Farm
817 E. 35th Street
Eddie and Jeanette are masterful gardeners, and have turned their back yard on 35th street into a mix of beds and greenhouses, with life erupting in almost every square inch of space. Even better, they love to share what they’ve learned, and occasionally some seeds or seedlings. Tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Just go up the driveway.
Upcoming Events in the Charlotte area -- both virtual and in-personCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Various locations in NoDa