01 Jul '11, 8pm

city #farmtour madness - by bike! Check out what #KansasCity has to offer in the way of #urbanfarms

city #farmtour madness - by bike! Check out what #KansasCity has to offer in the way of #urbanfarms

One advantage city farmers have over their rural counterparts: Accessibility. The farms and gardens are more easily visited and admired by neighbors and other city dwellers, and it’s easier for the farmers to bring their harvest to market. Proving this point was last weekend’s Urban Farms Bike Tour in Kansas City , where I biked with a group of fellow riders to four urban farms, all by pedaling a mere 9.6 miles. (When I worked on an organic farm last year, I biked 10 miles each way to get to work every day!) The organized bike ride, hosted by Cultivate Kansas City , went to many different types of gardens, but all of them practiced organic methods. The first garden, at the Niles Home for Children (conveniently located at the top of a steep hill!), was accompanied by a thorough tour of the beautiful grounds. The children help the lead gardener cultivate a variety of vegetab...

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