- Get Involved
- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Four Season Farm Stand
Please join us to say hello or to get dirty at the Humphrey Calder Community Garden Workday, (414 N. Thompson Street) this Saturday, April 25th, 10am-3pm! Bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen! Bring water–it is going to be a hot day. If you have shovels, cordless drills, hoses, hand saws, wheelbarrows-bring them as well!
Big Love from the Tricycle Gardens Crew!
Danny Finney and Lisa Taranto spent the day battling pleasant weather, intense winds and sporadic rainfall on the first part of the fence install. Thanks to our friends at The City of Richmond, Rec & Parks, the postholes where done in under 2 hours-then the real work began!
We need volunteers 4/22 and 4/23, 9am-noon! Come on out and lend a hand!
At Ellwood’s Coffee, 10 S. Thompson St.
April 9, 7-10 PM
Come on out and help the community raise funds in support of Humphrey Calder Community Garden.
This community garden is a joint venture by Tricycle Gardens and Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market with Humphrey Calder Community Center and the City of Richmond.
Other partners in this project include Wellpoint, James River Air Conditioning Company, and City & Guilds Builders and Developers
APRIL 2nd, Thursday–Next general meeting at Humphrey Calder Community Center, 414 N. Thompson Street, 7:30pm-9pm
APRIL 4th, Saturday, 10am until we are done! –Trench digging day. We need 50+ people, with shovels, pick axes, gloves, and water to dig 150 feet of trench for water lines!
APRIL 9th, Thursday, 7pm–Fundraiser at Ellwood Thompson’s new coffee shop!
APRIL 25th, Saturday 10am-7pm–Big workday followed by celebration! We will be building garden beds, planting fruit trees, putting up bird houses, finished the fence, building a shed (and more!) and then celebrating!
Please join us for the next planning meeting of Richmond’s newest community garden, at the Humphrey Calder Community Center, 414 N. Thompson Street, (Patterson & Thompson!), 7:30pm. All 25 plots have been reserved, and we are now onto a waiting list.
Spring is just around the corner!
Next meeting is Thursday Dec 4th, 7pm at the community center, spread the word!
The goal is to put a shovel in the ground in spring of 2009!
WATER: We are working with the Department of Public Utilities to waive the fee to bring water to the site, and with James River Air to install a backflow preventer and spigots. Goal is to do this for under $3,000.
FENCING: We are working with Parks & Rec to finalize the dimensions of the garden, and the design of the fence and gates.
COMPOST: Working on developing a way to create a community compost system, with input from Department of Environmental Quality
FUNDRAISING: We need to raise about $5,000 to pay for basic garden building materials & supplies. If you can donate, please hit the “Donate Now” button (look to the right), and specify “Humphry Calder Community Garden”.