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CANCELLED: Monkey Business Institute Presents: Explore the North Side’s Gardens and Urban Farms, an Improvised Tour to Benefit Rooted – 7/17/2021

July 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm


We invite you for a one-of-a-kind, never-before event that will allow you to explore private, productive garden spaces on Madison’s North Side, laughing all the way. Join us to tour four beautiful and unique pieces of property, which highlight individual gardening approaches, including permaculture and urban agriculture. Your tour guides — “the gardeners” — will be performed by members of Madison’s own Improv Troupe, Monkey Business Institute. The improvised characters you meet in the gardens may not have accurate tips on composting, but they will delight and surprise you. Then, gather with us at Rooted’s Troy Farm and Gardens.

Your ticket includes entry to 4 gardens on Madison’s North Side.  You can move between the gardens at your own pace, with guided tours starting every 15 minutes at each location. After the tour, gather at Troy Farm and Gardens for a food truck and the opportunity to meet real gardeners and Rooted staff. The event is designed to be bike-friendly, with all 5 locations within one 3 mile loop.

This event is a fundraiser for Rooted, a Madison-based non-profit that builds partnerships around food, land, and learning. 50% of all ticket sales will go directly to Rooted, with the remaining portion supporting event costs. 
Ticket holders will be emailed a map prior to the event with the tour locations and more specifics. The map will arrive within 72 hours of the event and can be printed and shared with all members of your party.

Saturday, July 17th. Improvised Tours: 3pm-6pm. Food and Community at Rooted’s Troy Gardens, 5:30-7:30pm.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 18th, 3-6pm.

We are seeking to welcome all community members to this event. If purchasing a ticket presents a barrier for you, please email to request a map and join us!


July 17, 2021
3:00 pm
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The map will arrive within 72 hours of the event and can be printed and shared with all members of your party.