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garden visit

Doug's Experimental Garden

garden visit

Doug's Experimental Garden

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
garden visit

Doug's Experimental Garden

garden visit

Doug's Experimental Garden

Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will take a tour of the garden, taste sample the fresh crops and learn about the intricacies of the present plant life and soil health. Rhubarb, Amaranth, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Rasp Berries, Sun Flowers, Basil Elephant Garlic, Straw Berries, Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Beets, Zucchini,

Your host

Learn more about Carly

Carly

Having been born and raised in Calgary I knowing the culture around food and the reality of food insecurity. Growing up in the garden during the short summers we had, I found the healing properties not only through the nutrition alone of home grown food but from the cultivation of the crops. Connecting with my ancestors and learning about the history of Mennonites I began to learn more and more onto the resilience. Doug has been living in Calgary for over a decade now and five years ago decided to start his garden in the empty lot beside his heritage apartment. He could have never imagined the power it had to provide, to bring the community together and lead the revolution of sustainable urban farming in Calgary.

Where you'll be

Our tour will be through the empty lot beside the heritage building Doug lives in. This lot has been given an immense amount of care over the past 5 years doug has been bringing in loads of dirt, compost, hay, wood chips and is in constant motion growing into a community space.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Everyone is welcome, if you're an experienced gardener or farmer you can get into specifics with Doug about different techniques but if growing plants is all…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Come as you are, with an open mind and open heart you can get the best out of your experience, don't hesitate to ask questions or request if you would like to sample something. There will be offers to try different veggies for taste testing but you are not required to if you do not wish to try.

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Carly
Doug's Experimental Garden
New experience
From ₹1,389/person
New experience
From ₹1,389/person