The magical, thriving Benicia Sunset Garden is one highlight of the upcoming farm tours.

The magical, thriving Benicia Sunset Garden is one highlight of the upcoming farm tours.

See urban and suburban farming in action at two upcoming tours offered by The Institute of Urban Homesteading. This weekend, visit a small East Oakland property and meet some of its residents: rabbits, bees, chickens, goats, ducks, quail, cats, and a pig. Pet the animals, ask their owners questions, and enjoy tastes of the cheese and other foods made on site. Cost: Adults $35–50; Youth $20–40; Babies under 2 are free. Info and registration: here

Next weekend, explore four sites in Vallejo and Benicia, starting at the Avant Garden in downtown Benicia. Experience diverse types of suburban agriculture including food forests, chickens, cows, goats, and row cropping. Cost: $30 adults, $15 kids; higher levels include farm-related perks. Same-day tickets: $35. Info and tickets: here

Urban Barnyard: Tour and Tasting at Havenscourt Homestead
Sunday May 15, 3-4:30pm
Institute of Urban Homesteading

Institute of Urban Homesteading Urban Farm Tours
Sunday May 22, 9am–3pm
Sites in Vallejo & Benecia TBA