With the Sweet Peas Team:
Building a food system that fosters good health for people, nature, and the local economy…
The team at Sweet Peas Urban Gardens believes that urban farming is fundamental to the creation of healthy, sustainable food production for our growing metropolitan society. As more folks flock to revitalized inner cities and neighborhoods, the demand for locally produced fresh food is expanding, catalyzing a re-evaluation of the potential of these traditionally non-agricultural landscapes. Moving from rural fields of row crops to dense neighborhood farms and gardens constitutes an urgent and exciting transition.
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens has emerged to be one of the most successful pioneers of this transition in the Triangle. Started by Tami Purdue on her own residential property, Sweet Peas Urban Gardens stays true to the name; this urban farm is located less than 7 miles from downtown Raleigh. The team grows over fifty-five varieties of microgreens and vegetable shoots exemplifying the precepts of the urban farm movement.
Take a personal tour of the Sweet Peas complex and learn about all the fascinating and exciting things they are doing. In this experience, you’ll get to check out their microgreen crop box and pluck some to taste and, depending on the season, you might get to explore innoculating shitake mushroom logs, blossoming flower beds, hardy vegetable rows, the most cleverly used chicken coop you’ve ever seen, and more! This farm is constantly innovating and it’s always a delight to spend some time with Tami and hear the passion in her voice.
As an added bonus, all attendees will get to enjoy a a cool beverage and a delicious farm-fresh appetizer made with something they grow.
107 St Marys St Garner, NC 27529 United States
Private Bookings Available
Book a private tour of your own for a small gathering of friends or group activity! Tour dates and times are flexible to request and the experience lasts roughly one hour, so let us know what works best for you.
This tour is $20 per person with a minimum of 4 people and children may attend for free.