Garden Cycles Bike Tour

Chronicling a two thousand-mile, three-month-long bicycle trip made by three Washington-based, twenty-something friends, this documentary explores the budding environmental agriculture and local food movement. Traveling from the mid-Atlantic up into New England and Canada, they discover people and communities, finding solutions to the environmental excesses of industrialized agriculture. In July of 2007 they headed out from D.C. and visited sites in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City. August saw them travel to sites throughout New York State and up to Montreal, Canada, where they turned around and headed south to Vermont. September finds them visiting sites in Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and trekking back to our capital city. From inner-city gardens, rooftop vegetable plots and suburban farms, they uncover the reality, and challenges, of the new American farmer. Directed by Lara Sheets, Liz Tylander and Kat Chiffler. Produced by Victor Barcelona.

Introduced by Barbara Gordon, Associate Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks.

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