40 + 25 + 4 = One Great Ride
So we did it! Over 40 cyclist went 25 miles to explore 4 urban agriculture sites within Philly’s city limits. It was a wonderfully sunny, blue sky day with a nice breeze to keep us cool. The farms we visited were all so unique in their own right and the staff gave fantastic tours. The cyclists hailed from all parts of the city as well as a couple from out of state. A great deal of idea sharing and encouragement occurred along the way, no doubt generating future initiatives, both on a personal and on a larger scale. I enjoyed meeting so many of you who read the blog. Thanks to Chris Hill for masterminding this excellent event. Word on the street (from the bike seat) is that this will become an annual event with even more farms and more riders!
Now, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I figure 51 pictures will do a heck of a better job telling you about our lovely day than I will. So, here’s the link to the Flickr set I created. If you were on the ride and care to add a comment under any of the pictures identifying yourself and sharing your thoughts on the day, I’d appreciate it.
Here are the links to or a short description of the places we visited.
Weavers Way Farm (this blog)
Mill Creek Farm (link)
Spring Gardens (no link)
A mature lovingly attended community garden, Spring Gardens is full of amazing flowers, heirloom vegetables, sculpture and other art, and an amazing view of the city’s skyscrapers. Many innovative techniques are being used in this garden, which has a committed membership and real sense of community.
And finally, but not least, here is the blog for the three ladies riding from D.C. to Montreal and back this summer to document urban agriculture projects. These incredible women really inspired me! I’ll be following their progress closely and I encourage you to do the same.
One final note – Visit Mac and Cheese for Taylor’s great recount of the ride.
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