2 (minimum)-6 (maximum) participants
Day tours are approximately 6-7 hours in length and begin no later than 9 am. Depending on the timing of your tour, a meal will be provided by a locally-owned restaurant within the tour area. We’ll also provide a snack and drink during the tour, and you are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle.
South Seattle Socio-Environmental Justice Tour
We’ll meet at a central downtown Seattle location and drive to the Duwamish River to learn about the work of the Duwamish Cleanup Coalition non-profit group. We’ll visit the river, and then visit a local urban garden to talk with community members about the role of gardens in addressing nutrition issues in Seattle’s lower-income neighborhoods. We will visit the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center where we can learn about the indigenous people of the Seattle area. We’ll drive you back to a central downtown Seattle location. Minimal walking.
Seattle’s Urban Gardens Tour
We’ll meet at a central downtown Seattle location and drive to several different urban garden projects in the Seattle area. We will talk with representatives of each garden to learn why the garden is important to their community. The tour begins in South Seattle and ends in North Seattle with a short hands-on gardening experience (weather permitting). We’ll drive you back to a central downtown Seattle location.
Hidden Orchard Tour
We’ll meet in a north Seattle location and drive to a historical fruit orchard hidden within a Seattle Park. Meet with local community members to learn about the project, help with hands-on work (as needed) and pick fruit (season dependent). This tour includes an opportunity to visit two popular beaches with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, so we will include free time for photography.
Half Day Combos
Choose any two half day tours and do both in one day!
Seattle Weather Considerations
Always be prepared for rain in Seattle with a light jacket (umbrella optional if you want to look like a native, since most Seattleites have given up on umbrellas)!
If unusual weather (snow, lightening) is expected to impact our plans, we can discuss alternative experiences. These can include cooking at home with locally harvested ingredients and/or visits to local Native American cultural centers.
Customized Tours Pricing
Because customized tours are one of a kind and we work with local non-profits and other organizations, every tour includes a donation to a local organization related to the tour theme.
In addition to the donation, customized tours include the tour experience itself, a snack, a refillable water bottle, and a silly poncho (if needed, for rain).
Because these are intentionally small tours, we’re happy to work with one person, and will limit the group size to six unless you are part of a private group requesting additional people. In this case, the limit is typically 12 and we will discuss pricing on a case-by-case basis.