An upcoming Bike Fest Tucson event focuses on how gardens can grow more than vegetables; they can grow communities.

During the Seed Library Bike-in Movie and Tour de Garden, you can see two examples in Tucson and then a few more across the United States in “Growing Cities.”

Put on jointly by the Pima County Public Library and Community Gardens of Tucson , the event is one of more than three dozen planned for this month’s

Bike Fest.

It starts with self-guided bike tours to two gardens that exist in partnership with the city of Tucson. People stopping by can find out which of 29 Community Gardens locations are close to them and how they can rent a plot.

“It’s kind of a warm-up to the movie,” says Community Gardens board member Deryn Davidson. “They can come see what urban agriculture and urban farming is like in your community.”

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