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Baltimore Urban Farm Ride
April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presented by AIABaltimore COTE | R and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore City
Urban farms do so many things – provide healthy food in food deserts, promote community spirit, reduce the heat island effect, reduce storm water run-off and promote social resiliency. Join us on a bike tour of urban farms in Baltimore.
Commemorative t-shirt included with registration! Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the participating urban farms.
“The tour will begin at the Woodberry Light Rail stop and travel a 15 mile loop hitting a number of urban farms between Druid Hill Park and Clifton Park. We will end at Union Craft Brewing for lunch and drinks.
Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in and around Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing hands-on education opportunities for Baltimore’s youth, protecting the environment and improving the watershed, and developing Baltimore’s vibrant agriculture sector.
Real Food Farm is located on 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213 in the Clifton Park neighborhood.
Urban Pastoral™ (UP) is a next generation Real Estate Development Firm that uses food as a tool to regenerate cities. They build environments that integrate Producers, Consumers, Institutions, and Community Organizations into a closed-loop business ecosystems around food.
Strategically placing Economic Food Hubs in the heart of depressed urban areas they create environmentally efficient supply chains, robust localized commerce, and targeted job creation in places afflicted by socioeconomic issues. The network of relationships that fuel these ecosystems minimize waste and promote self-sustained profitability.
The farm began in 2010 when Reservoir Hill residents converted a vacant lot into an active urban farm with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The goals of the Farm are to pursue affordable sustainable fresh food sources, provide neighborhood job creation, and help promote greening and positive community activity.
Whitelock Community Farm is located at 930 Whitelock St. in Reservoir Hill.
A joint venture of Big City Farms, a Baltimore-based benefits corporation, and Strength to Love II, a project of Newborn Holistic Ministries, the Strength to Love farm is helping to transform both the appearance of Sandtown-Winchester and its residents. With 18 150-foot-long hoop house greenhouses managed by neighborhood residents, they harvest lettuce and other crops in rotation throughout the year. It focuses on providing training and employment to local residents returning from incarceration, and is the first urban agriculture site to be established via the Homegrown Baltimore Land Leasing Initiative, which provides long-term leases for city-owned vacant land to qualified farming organizations as a way to increase the production of local foods, create jobs, stabilize neighborhoods and eliminate blight.
The Strength to Love Farm is located on the corner of N Monroe St and Lorman St in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
By registering for the event participants agree to the terms of this Waiver & Release.
I understand that the route requires bicycling on public roadways. Helmets, high-visibility/appropriate biking attire are strongly recommended, but are at participants’ discretion.
I represent that I am in sound medical condition capable of participating in the ride without risk to myself or others, I have no physical or medical impediment which would endanger myself or others.
I understand that the law defines a bicycle as a vehicle and I agree to follow all traffic laws, signs, rules and regulations.
I consent to the use of my likeness in photographs or slides by ride organizers for brochures and /or other promotional materials.
I also consent to and permit emergency medical treatment in the event of injury or illness.
I, as a parent or guardian of a participating minor, hereby give my permission and consent voluntarily and freely for my child to participate in this event. I further agree individually and on behalf of my child to the above terms after having fully read the terms.
I freely and voluntarily accept all risks of injury, death, or property damage. I understand and agree that none of the parties described below may be held liable in any way for any occurrence or accident in connection with the event. I hereby RELEASE from any and all liability and agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, their officers, agents, successors and assigns, the sponsors, the ride leader(s), and volunteers, against all claims, including, but not limited to, claims of negligence, unintentional acts, and acts of omission, and any loss or expense, which may arise from my participation in the event. I understand I am responsible for my own conduct and decisions while participating in the event and further agree that this Waiver & Release shall apply to any claim arising out of my participation in non-bicycling activities while a participant in the event.