Guest Instructor: Mark Jones with Sharondale Farm : Got Mushroom? Learn to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in the city.  This workshop will include discussions of mushroom biology, ecology & permaculture, and several hands-on small space gardening methods for cultivating mushrooms on logs, on coffee grounds, on cardboard, and other urban wastes! Every participant will take home a small bag of oyster mushroom spawn – this is an excellent species for growing mushrooms on many available urban resources.  Mark grows mushrooms and useful plants at his farm in Cismont, VA Dress appropriately for the weather. (http://www.sharondalefarm.com).

Location: Tricycle Gardens HQ & Parking Lot  Cost: $50 (or Workshop Part I & II for $95 total). Workshop Limited to 20 people, so pre-registration is recommended. Email us  learn@tricyclegardens.org to register

 


Location: Tricycle Gardens HQ & Parking Lot

Learn how to make a variety of Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPs), great for the urban container gardener or anyone who wants to produce high yields and can be used on roofs, patios, balconies, decks – anywhere! SIPs are water-conserving devices that introduce water from the bottom of the container. We will also discuss many different “soil-less” growing mediums you can make yourself. Everyone will go home with a fully functional water ef?cient SIP that they have made themselves ready for planting. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Instructor: Danny Finney
Cost: $40

 

Hey folks!  We will be prepping the farm on Friday 3/19 from 1-4pm and Saturday 3/20 from 10am-2pm. Join us! We need lots of hands, lots of laughter, and lots of joy. Bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes. Call 804-231-7767 for info.

 

Hey folks! Weather permitting (we work in light rain) we will be out working on the farm, 9th and Bainbridge in Old Manchester, 10am-2pm. Call 804-683-7968 for info in the morning.

 

9th & B Urban Farm * WORK DAY *

Come on over and dig for a while. We are planting 150 feet of raspberries for a living fence. Bring shovels and spade forks if you have them! Corner of 9th & Bainbridge in Old Manchester, Saturday March 6th, 10am-2pm. And who knows! You might find a civil war treasure-it is Richmond after all. (Please wear sturdy shoes!)

WE NEED YOU!

 

A fresh, hot off the presses order of Tricycle Gardens bumper stickers have just arrived at our headquarters! Come get one for $2 and represent Tricycle wherever you go!  They’re pretty and green and your car would love to wear one!

 

Hey folks! Tricycle Gardens is having a screening of Dirt! this Sunday (2/28) at 6PM at the TG Headquarters!

DIRT! the Movie–narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

Come see this great film and discuss it with all your fellow dirt lovers!

 

Tricycle Gardens is featured in the Feb/ March issue of Flavor!!
The article is a nice expo on how we got started, what community gardens we have around Richmond, and especially our plans for a future filled with urban mini-farms!  We have begun work on a plot at 9th and Bainbridge in Old Town Manchester, and have another farm project planned in cooperation with the Richmond Science Museum!  The article highlights our work in building community, ecology, and economy in Richmond!  Download the pdf here, or find a copy of Flavor to get the full scoop!

PDF:  FoodDesertTricycleGardensFM10

 

We are a go for tonight! Wear warm socks!