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Melrose Urban Farms Tour

The sign in the window stated that there would be a Melrose Urban Farms Tour on June 25th. Melrose had farms? How is that possible? It's a city.

Well I can attest Melrose has at least 12 urban farms and every one of them is fantastic in their own unique and whimsical way. Mike in the photo above certainly got into the spirit.



Those of us on the tour learned about beekeeping and got samples of honey from the very bees in the backyard of this woman's home.


Some urban farmers grow their vegetables in their front yards in raised beds they created themselves.


Others really do plant happiness or at least they share happiness. I was quite taken with the homeowners and their lovely gardens.


Some gardens were so downright pretty, fun, and colorful they made me smile.


Others had refreshments available and a backyard oasis so gorgeous it invited lingering just a little bit longer.


It was fun to see all the decorations in the gardens and farms. A small front yard and large backyard was a…