02 Nov '11, 11am

Locavore-dom taken to the extreme—by bike via @grist

Locavore-dom taken to the extreme—by bike via @grist

Photo: Metrofiets I stepped out onto my front porch one day this summer just in time to see my farmer pedaling down the street with a trailer full of tools. To an outsider, such a vision must seem like a sketch right out of Portlandia , the television show that spoofs my hometown's supposedly eccentric ways. Here in real-world Portland, however, it's a normal sight. The farm from which I get most of my vegetables, aptly named Sidewalk's End , is one of several local examples of something called "dispersed urban agriculture." Rather than farming all in one place, the two young farmers who run Sidewalk's End, Holly Mills and Caitlin Arnold, cultivate five urban backyards around southeast Portland. To get from one to the next, they often use bikes. I subscribed to their CSA (community-supported agriculture) program this summer because the pickup point is an easy one-mile bike...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-11-02-locavore-dom-taken...

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