After many, many requests from urban farmers, cyclists, and food activists for information on a rescheduled DC Urban Farms Bike Tour, I am elated to let you all know that you can break out your bikes (and helmets, ahem) in less than two weeks. And there are two exciting new additions to the tour, bringing us up to five -- yes, five -- stops around the District. It's going to be GREAT!
Here's the schedule:
9:00am: Pray for sunshine....
1:00-1:45: Neighborhood Farm Initiative site
100 Gallatin Street, NE (near Fort Totten metro station)
1:45-2:30: Biking: head toward Washington Youth Garden
2:30-3:15: Washington Youth Garden
The National Arboretum, R Street entrance (near 24th Street, NE)
3:15-3:45: Biking: head to The Farm at Walker Jones
3:45-4:15: Walker Jones (w/ Vinnie Bevivino of Seed & Cycle)
New Jersey & K Streets, NW
4:15-4:30: Biking: head to City Blossoms' Marion Street intergenerational garden
4:30-5:00: Marion Street garden
1517 Marion Street, NW (Shaw neighborhood)
5:00-5:15: Biking: head to Common Good City Farm
5:15-5:45: Common Good
V Street, between 2nd and 4th Streets, NW (Ledroit Park)
5:45-6:00: Biking: head to Big Bear Cafe for happy hour
6:00-8:00: Happy hour
(featuring Arcadia's Farmer Mo with a word on the Greenhorns MidAtlantic chapter)
1700 1st Street, NW
The sites will all have water, so bring your water bottles. I'm working on getting some snacks, but I'd advise those of you with similarly ravenous appetites to bring a little something to nibble on. And don't forget your helmet and a sturdy bike lock.
Please RSVP to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so the farmers know how many to expect for workshops (and I know for snacks). See you at 1pm on Saturday, May 21!