Off Campus Location
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join student leaders of University of Michigan Sustainable Foods Program and the Campus Farm for a scenic bike ride along the Huron River from Nichols Arboretum (peony gardens) to the U-M Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens where we will join in the "9th Annual Harvest Festival" activities.
The route will be completely off road trails including the B2B and Matthaei Gardens Trail.
The route from Nichols Arboretum to the Campus Farm is just under 6 miles long, and we estimate the trip to take about 30 minutes on bikes. Although the group will start at the same time, we expect that the group will spread out along the way. So feel free to go at your own pace. You can even opt to jog if you would prefer.
Start time: 12:30pm at the Nichols Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights
Bring your own bike and water bottle! All are welcome to participate.
Don’t have a bike? Check out the link to Adventure Leadership for information on daily bicycle rentals. Or bring your own trail-friendly mode of transportation (jogging shoes, scooter, etc.).
Note: This is a one way group trip, so individuals will need to plan transportation back to central campus.
For more information about the "9th Annual Harvest Festival" Check out events hosted by University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program. And don't forget to follow UMSFP on Instagram for more updates.
Off Campus Location
1:00pm – 4:00pm
The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program and the Campus Farm invite you to the 9th Annual Harvest Fest, on Sunday, Sept 26 from 1-4pm. This celebration of all things sustainable food at U-M is located at the UM Campus Farm and Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N Dixboro Rd). Join us for games, music, food, farm tours, and connections to many organizations on campus and in our local community working to make our food system more just and resilient.
This event is FREE and open to the community so bring your friends and family.
Free bus transportation will run every 20 minutes from the Central Campus Transit Center to Matthaei Botanical Gardens / U-M Campus Farm and back again.
There will also be an opportunity to bike to the Campus Farm with a group of student leaders. Check University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program events for more information on "Bike to Harvest Fest" (linked below).