May 21: DC urban farm bike tour and workshops

Hello, DC food lovers. Did you know that there are folks growing food right in your own town? Ever wanted to learn about composting or where you might volunteer at an urban farm or community garden in our nation’s capital? Well, break out your bikes (and helmets, ahem) and come see for yourself during the (rescheduled, due to rain) DC Urban Farms Bike Tour, featuring tours of each space and workshops on farming/community gardening topics for interested community members. There will be five — yes, five — stops around the District. It’s going to be GREAT!

Here’s the schedule:

9:00am: Pray for sunshine….

1:00: meet at the Neighborhood Farm Initiative site @ Mamie D. Lee Community Garden
100 Gallatin Street, NE (near Fort Totten metro station)
1:00-1:45: Neighborhood Farm Initiative

1:45-2:30: Biking: head toward Washington Youth Garden
(The National Arboretum, enter through R Street near 24th St, NE)
2:30-3:15: Washington Youth Garden

3:15-3:45: Biking: hear toward The Farm at Walker Jones
New Jersey & K Street, NW
3:45-4:15: Walker Jones (w/ Vinnie Bevivino of Seed & Cycle)

4:15-4:30: Biking: head to City Blossoms’ Marion Street Intergenerational Garden
1517 Marion Street, NW (Shaw neighborhood)
4:30-5:00: Marion Street garden

5:00-5:15: head to Common Good City Farm
V Street, between 2nd and 4th Streets, NW (Ledroit Park)
5:15-5:45: Common Good

5:45: Biking: head to Big Bear Cafe
1700 1st Street, NW
6:00: Happy hour @ Big Bear (featuring Arcadia’s Farmer Mo with a word on the Greenhorns MidAtlantic chapter)


1. If you’re not a cyclist, all sites are relatively accessible by public transportation.

2. The sites will all have water, so bring your water bottles. I’m working on getting some snacks donated, 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.

3. Please RSVP to (or sign up directly on the event’s facebook page) so we know how many folks to expect.

4. This event is a make-up of the planned 16 April urban farm bike tour that was rained out.

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