Urban Garden Bike Tour
In cities across the U.S., urban gardeners are transforming vacant spaces into productive community resources. How does D.C. stack up?
This class will answer that question by visiting a handful of gardens across the District. We will discuss how and where people have grown food in D.C. since the city’s inception, and look at the contemporary urban gardening movement from a land use and food security perspective.
The exact route of the bike tour is still under review. Stops may include Common Good City Farm, Wangari Gardens, North Columbia Heights Green, and The Farm at Walker Jones.
Students will need a bicycle and should be reasonably comfortable riding in city traffic. Students will be responsible for their own safety and for obeying traffic controls. We will regroup frequently, and we won’t leave anyone behind. Bring snacks and water if you so desire.
The Farm at Walker Jones
111 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
The farm is also known as the K Street Farm