KELT’s agricultural initiative, Local Farms – Local Food, is partnering with FoodCycle to lead a free, family friendly bike ride to Six River Farm on Sunday, April 15 starting at 9am to noon.
While exploring the fields, greenhouses, and water views of Six Rivers Farm, participants will discover how Local Farms – Local Food is promoting local agriculture in the region and learn about FoodCycle’s mission to create enduring partnerships between small-scale farms and schools.
The event is a kick off ride for the FoodCycle bicyclists who are riding across the country to raise funds to support schools to purchase and serve locally grown food. The use of sustainable food by local institutions, like schools, starts with building partnerships between food growers and institutions as well as conserving farmland- to keep it as farmland. Collaboration and conservation are key elements in Local Farms – Local Food’s and FoodCycle’s missions.
Participants will meet at the Bowdoinham public boat launch parking lot – downhill from the Town Landing Place restaurant – at 9 am and then head out on a 6-mile round trip ride to Six River Farm.
FoodCycle pacesetter, Adam Williams, and Farm Protection Specialist, Chris Cabot, will lead riders to and from the farm along Bowdoinham’s scenic roadways. Farmers Gabrielle Gosselin and Nate Drummond will be on hand to speak about Six River Farm and answer questions from participants.
To register for the ride, please contact Becky Kolak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 442-8400. In the case of HEAVY rain the event will be cancelled, but like spring peas the riders can handle a light rain! Call 207-400-6681 if you would like to confirm.
Local Farms – Local Food is a joint project between KELT and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust to protect and promote local agriculture in the Bath Brunswick region, the initiative is generously supported by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.