In September of 2010 I am embarking on a cycling journey to promote sustainable, organic farming. I plan to ride my bicycle from an organic farm in Imperial Beach ending my journey at an Organic farm just north of San Francisco, Ca. I intend to visit, stay and participate in the daily farming operations of many of the organic farms along the the way. I hope to study, observe and learn sustainable farming techniques during these visits. I expect to visit between 10-15 farms and anticipate that the trip will take me between 30 – 45 days and cover approximately 700 miles by bike and 100 miles by foot.
My ultimate goal is to educate people about the importance of supporting organic farming and organic products. I will start with a presentation to my local triathlon club and discuss the benefits of living an organic lifestyle. A panel of speakers from various backgrounds in oceanography, agriculture, and the organic food industry will add validity and expert information. After completing my trip I’ll conduct a follow up panel discussion to share insights and tales from my trip and discuss thoughts on future organic events. I will also educate through social media, including regular blogs and updates before, during and after my trip.