Duluth's Urban Farms Open for Visitors

Posted at: 08/10/2013 9:48 PM | Updated at: 08/10/2013 10:33 PM

The Urban Farm Tour sprawled out across Duluth Saturday, allowing the community to check out the various farming projects going on right in their neighbors' backyards.

Hosted by the Lake Superior chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association, the tour included microfarms, backyard beehives and community gardens like the Hillside Public Orchard.

Kristin Stuchis, a neighbor, is the visionary behind this particular garden.

"We're in the Central Hillside where there's the least amount of green space in the city," Stuchis said. "So it's exciting to transform a space that was unused, it was just grass and chain link fence, into an abundant and producing garden."

The orchard has 250 native butterfly-attracting plants, as well as fruit, vegetables, flowers and even chickens. It was just one of 11 stops on the tour.

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