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Beyond Flowers Tour

Despite the fact that it’s drier than heck out there, people are still managing to tend to their urban farms and gardens. Want to see it for yourself? On Saturday, August 6, from 10am to 3pm, you are invited to tour some of the most significant community/environmentally sustainable farms and gardens in Buffalo, complete with round trip transportation, tour guides and a box lunch.

The Beyond Flowers Tour allows people an insider’s view into a number of progressive gardening and farming practices in the city. If you want to get a different perspective of Buffalo, in a way that few ever get to see, then this tour is for you. Some of the stopping points along the way include:

  • Massachusetts Avenue Project
  • PUSH’s 14th Street Garden
  • The Broadway Market Rooftop Community Garden
  • Wilkeson Pointe
  • Mutual Riverfront Park
  • Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s RiverBend project
  • Urban Habitat Project at the Central Terminal
  • The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’ bioretention cell in downtown Buffalo

This is a fascinating firsthand look at a number of initiatives that have been highlighted on Buffalo Rising over the years. Now, instead of reading about these inspirational projects, it’s a chance to engage with forward thinking leaders from myriad innovative landscape projects. This is the future of sustainable Buffalo. This is the Beyond Flowers Tour.

Beyond Flowers Tour

Saturday, August 6, 10am-3pm

Pick-up site at 89 Ellicott Street in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Cost: $35, includes round-trip transportation, tour guides, tip, and a box lunch.

For more information, and to reserve and purchase tickets, visit Buffalo Beyond Flowers.

If a participant would like to submit a write-up about his or her experience on that day, feel free to send an email to


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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