Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 06, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Beyond Flowers Tour: Sustainability in Action will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
The cost is $35 and includes round-trip transportation, tour guides, tip and a box lunch. Register online in July.
Transportation is via non-air-conditioned school bus with two rest stops taken during tour.
Pick-up is at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus parking lot,
589 Ellicott St. at Goodell Street, Buffalo, with free parking
The tour will see progressive gardening and farming activities at the community-integrated Massachusetts Avenue Project, PUSH’s 14th-Street Garden, and the Broadway Market Rooftop Garden. We’ll visit the sites of successful recoveries of land and water resources along our waterfront: Wilkeson Pointe, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s RiverBend project. The tour will also stop at the Urban Habitat Project at the Central Terminal and the BNMC bioretention cell near downtown Buffalo, both of which tackle specific problems with innovative solutions.
These eight prominent sites were chosen for their strong environment-friendly approaches. We’ll hear from the project leader at each site about the impact of the work on a renewed Buffalo.