Tour locations for June 18
Todd garden, 312 Sunset Blvd, Blacksburg: The Todds’ variety includes native and pollinator-friendly flowers, pumpkins, gourds, and other vegetables with minimal grass in the back yard. Rain barrels conserve water and refill a koi pond that attracts wildlife. Owl boxes welcome an owl family annually. A garden railroad (G-Scale) using a number of repurposed items adds whimsy.
Also on Sunset Blvd, visit the pollinator garden where neighbors used a 2021 grant from Sustainable Blacksburg to convert a grassy median into a little oasis for pollinators and people to relax and enjoy the flowers. Deadline for our final 2023 grants is JUne 30. Find more information here.
Bonus feature on the corner of Sunset Blvd at 1009 Kentwood: See the Davis succulent garden and learn a little about beekeeping.
Cedar Chest Farm, 4980 Longshop Rd, Blacksburg: The owners of this new small farm grow 1/4 acre of diversified vegetables and cut flowers for sale through a local community supported agriculture (CSA) program and Blacksburg Farmers Market. They grow without any synthetic inputs, utilizing no-till practices and implementing conservation strategies such as a high tunnel, drip irrigation, cover cropping, and crop rotation.