About Aaron Tarfman

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Aaron Tarfman is a tireless advocate, self-described "transportation diplomat," and the brains behind YourBodyPower.org. A skilled photographer, he also attends (and reports on) many rides and events in the bike community.


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Guest editorial: Planting trees by bike

Monday, December 28th, 2009

“….[Without a bike trailer] it would have been several times as much work to get 3 dozen trees, several hundred pounds of mulch, wood stakes, and several gallons of water to the entire 1/4 mile planting area.”

[This article was written by contributor Aaron Tarfman.]

On Saturday I went out to be a part of the Friends of Trees planting event along the I-205 path. The staging area was near the top of the hill by SE Alder St & SE 94th Ave.

I’ve volunteered with this group several times before and I appreciate the work that they do. I was also a little disturbed by some comments about the event made on BikePortland, and it was my hope to make a more positive impression. I don’t always have success with showing people the wisdom of human powered transportation, but it was worth bringing the trailer out to give it a try.[Read more…]