We are three friends who completed a three-month-long bicycle journey to tour and document food-producing garden projects from Washington D.C. to Montreal – and back again. We completed this journey and the documentary film is now available for distribution!
who we are & where we are
Liz Tylander, also known as “the tree lady” lived in the D.C. area for over seven years. She enjoys wearing spandex more than most people and has an uncanny appetite for ice cream. Professionally, she’s done everything from birthday party gigs as ‘princess barbie’ to community organizing around tree plantings. Alter returning from the bike tour, Liz worked with the Urban Forestry Administration and became a Certified Arborist. Recently, she’s farmed in both Chile and Maine. She is currently studying to become a nurse and based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Kat Shiffler, known for her accapella rendition of “holy diver”, is 100% Nebraskan, but transplated herself in D.C. for a time. Her jobs have been varied, she has worked researching international labor rights, apprenticed doing strawbale construction, lived in the himalayan kingdom of bhutan, worked as a bike mechanic and landscaper, and experimented in the realm of community radio and freelance journalism. She’s farmed in both Chile and Maine. She currently makes films and writes about the environment for the School of Natural Resources in Lincoln, Nebraska. And she still dreams of eventually getting the chance to experience railbiking in the Adirondacks.
Lara “lightning fast” Sheets, grew up in a beach town but made her way to the capital city to work for the Smithsonian after college. She loves long conversations about anthropology and/or the pacific northwest. She’s known to be quite the puppeteer, greenroofer, musician, natural builder, dancer, storyteller… the list goes on and on. She’s worked as a gardener for the British Embassy and farming at the Glynwood Center in Cold Springs, New York. She currently lives and farms in Purcellville, Virginia.