We can help Gil Lopez, co-founder of Smiling Hogshead Ranch, celebrate the official inauguration of this urban farm. Gil is expert at urban growing and will be the one guiding us through each farm explaining the different growing methods employed. Length: 33 miles; bring food (lunch will be late), plenty of water, sunscreen, a lock, and $$s for the BBQ lunch (burgers, veggies, etc.). Note that the BBQ will start after 3PM. http://5bbc.org/rides-events/day-rides/e-i-e-i-o-first-5bbc-urban-farm-ride
For the exact location to meet the group at 9AM at Columbus Circle - RSVP [masked]
Nonbikers are welcome to come directly to Smiling Hogshead Ranch at 25-30 Skillman Ave at 3PM for the festivities. e-i-e-i-o!
The Green City Challenge Meetup is designed to lead us closer to the goal of living, working, and eating green in New York City. Together our members will explore the many local seminars, films, workshops, classes, volunteer opportunities, recycling/composting events, tours, expos, and festivals available to New Yorkers who want to live a healthier, happier, more sustainable lifestyle.
In 2010 and 2011 we had exciting multifaceted Challenge events that sent teams of contestants racing on bikes to various locations in the City to face Green Challenge tests that proved their green credentials. Our next big event will also have contestants demonstrating their green expertise but will allow more participants to be included. Please use our Meetup resources as a form of Boot Camp preparation ;-)