URBAN HOMESTEAD BIKE TOUR

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Come be inspired by Berkeley and Albany homes that demonstrate sustainability and self-reliance! Co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, Transition Albany, Carbon Neutral Albany, and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.

We meet at Cordornices Creek on 8th Street (at University Village, north of Gilman) at 9:30 am and allow time to explore that newly restored area before setting off at 10 for an exciting child-friendly journey featuring inspiring local homes. We'll see examples of urban homesteading, including: rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, natural building techniques, use of renewable energy for power, heat and hot water, vegetable gardens, chickens and permaculture techniques, and compost toilets. All legal, all fun and all energy saving! And there'll be some surprises too.

Bring a notebook and a voluntary $5-$10 donation per adult. Bring a lunch as well, if you would like to stick around after the ride for discussion and sharing.

Tour numbers are limited, so please RSVP here. Contact Susan Silber at Susan Silber with any questions about the ride.