Hello dear friends,
Are you a cyclist looking for a challenging and fun ride that will directly benefit the "Sharing Gardens"? Are you a “local” who would like to volunteer some time to help us raise funds for our project in a fun and meaningful way?
The “Farm to Farm Century Ride” is meant to call attention to several local, small-scale farms in our area: “Leaping Lamb”, and “Gathering Together” (near Philomath) and “Horse Creek Farm” and “Groundwork Organics” to the north and south of Junction City.
Oregon happens to be one of the few states where the median age of farmers is less than 60 years old and whose population of new people coming to farming is increasing.
As you know, the “Sharing Gardens” are a unique community-garden, based in Alpine and Monroe. Instead of many small plots, rented by individual families, the gardens are grown collectively. Participating gardeners come together one to three times a week. Everyone shares in the harvest, the joys of learning to grow food together and a genuine sense of community through joining in this meaningful activity. The surplus produce is given away to local charities. No one is ever charged money for the food that is grown. The gardens function entirely through volunteer efforts and donations.
Cyclists can register for the event up till September 12th at www.FarmToFarmRide.com
Click here, to volunteer or contact Jennifer Hughes (Ride coordinator) at 503-569-4691.Here is a 'wish list' , specific to our catering needs.
Meals will be provided only to the cyclists who have paid their entrance fees and volunteers (no one can show up the day of the event and purchase a meal).