Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. This year, as part of Food Day in Austin, the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Program, Sustainable Food Center, and the Coalition of Austin Community Gardens are hosting a tour of community gardens on Saturday, October 25th!
This free, friendly-to-all-ages, open-house style tour provides the opportunity to visit an inspiring array of gardens throughout the Austin area where participants are growing food and growing community together. Get on your bike, in your car, or on your feet and check out this showcase of urban food-growing strategies! Enjoy visiting with gardeners, kids’ activities, and the opportunity to get your hands dirty by helping at a work day along the way: Adelphi Acre Community Garden is breaking ground on Saturday as well!
To join the bike tour, please meet at Blackshear Community Garden at 2011 E. 9th St. at 12 pm. We will bike to six community gardens (approx. 32 miles total). Route maps will be handed out on site. The bike tour will visit Blackshear Community Garden, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church Garden, Good Soil Community Garden, Homewood Heights Community Garden, Boggy Creek Farm, and will culminate at Festival Beach Community Garden.
Click here for bike route.