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Women’s Garden Cycles Bike Tour

May 25, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Advocacy

From their website:

We are three friends who are planning a three-month-long bicycle journey to tour and document food-producing garden projects from Washington D.C. to Montreal - and back again.

These three friends got together and decided to do a bike tour that would help document the growing community gardening movement. I think it’s a great idea. It seems they’ve finished their trip and they just did their first official preview.

Here is the trailer:

Not too long after I got into this commuter bicycling thing, I learned there were different popular advocacy movements that can help each other and feed off of one another; I believe that community gardening and bicycling are two such movements.

If you’ve never heard of community gardening, you may know about another form of it—the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. It’s not quite “community gardening,” so to speak, but it seems to possess the same general philosophy. As a member of a CSA, you pay either a monthly or seasonal fee, and in return you get a big basket of fruits and veggies every week or two weeks. Many CSA farms offer different packages; you pick the one that is right for you. CSA baskets seem to be fairly popular with workplace offices.

LocalHarvest is a website with lots of info about the CSA community. Also, check out the American Community Gardening Association for more information on community gardening.

We should find the synergies between the community gardening and cycling communities, and leverage those synergies into a broader, stronger political force.

Hat tip: Garden Rant.