Community Garden Coalition presents Birmingham Bike Tour
by Gail Harper Yeilding, Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham
On October 26, the Community Garden Coalition in partnership with Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alabama Bike Coalition collaborated to celebrate National Food Day by a bike tour of Birmingham’s Community Gardens.
Armed with dahlia decorated helmets and bikes, CGC members made their way through the streets of Birmingham. Starting and ending at Freshfully, the tour included MPower Community Garden, South Avondale Community Garden, Jones Valley Teaching Garden, Norwood Orchard and Norwood Teaching Gardens. At each stop, a representative farmer from each garden gave a tour and various treats including: dahlias, cider, basil and Lenell’s now famous rosemary bourbon cider.
With a crisp, Fall morning, it was the perfect way to see just some of the many community gardens popping up in Birmingham.
Many thanks to all who participated as well as each community garden that contributed a little something from their garden.