Garden hopping

Photo By illustration by MARK STIVERS

Fall is a good time for planting—and that means food, too. As an old family saying goes: “The sooner you plant, the sooner you’ll have food.” So take this weekend’s Edible Garden Tour as inspiration to finally plant your own home garden. The event, sponsored by Slow Food Sacramento, takes 25 participants on a bike tour of home gardens in Curtis Park and Land Park. Homeowners on this tour have particular expertise at squeezing a large number of fruits and vegetables into small spaces on patios, front lawns and backyards. Tour participants will have the chance to speak with the gardeners and sample snacks made from some of the gardens. It’s limited to 25 people to keep the event intimate, so register soon if you want to guarantee a spot. Attendees will receive the starting address upon registration. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at