Join us for the monthly  GreenDrinks at Ellwood Thompson’s Coffee Shop, this Thursday (7/16) where we will continue the discussion from the viewing of Food, Inc.


More info about Richmond Green Drinks HERE>>



  • squash, zucchini, green beans, blackberries, tomatoes,
  • beets, basil, dill, cucumbers and much more!!!!!!
  • If you are yet to start, its okay! You can still plant a fall garden!
  • See our KITCHEN GARDEN BUILDERS page if you’d like some help.
  • happy gardening, happy eating!


The recently released film, Food Inc, will be opening this coming Saturday, July 11th at Movieland at Boulevard Square, 1301 N. Boulevard at West Leigh St. Showings are at 4:00 and 7:00.

Following the 4:00 show, Lisa Taranto, Director of Tricycle Gardens, will appear in a panel discussion sponsored by Whole Foods. Tricycle Gardens will have an information table in the lobby following both shows.

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma appears in the film. He recently was a speaker for the Richmond Forum and visited two of our community gardens. We are excited that information is getting out about issues with our food supply and agricultural system that affect us all on a daily basis.

We hope to see you there!
– Allison Mesnard

Local organic food prepared and grown at one of our children's gardening programs

Local organic food prepared and grown at one of our children's gardening programs


Seventy-five percent of the world’s fresh water is stored in glaciers, but scientists predict climate change will cause some of the world’s largest glaciers to completely melt by 2030. What effect will this have on our daily lives? With global warming falling low on a national list of American concerns, it’s time to take a deeper look at what could be a global calamity in the making.

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We now have RAIN BARRELS FOR SALE! Ready to hook up to your downspout. 55 gallons of free rain water! Good for the planet, good for your gardens. Made from re-purposed 55 gallon food grade barrels. Easy to connect multiples.  $75 each. Call us at 804.231-7767 or email to arrange pick up!

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Join in the planning of the newest Community Garden in Richmond, at the Chimborazo Playground Park (between 29th & 31st Street, just south of Broad Street) in Church Hill. Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Monday July 13th, 7pm, at the East District Initiative Building 1st Floor Conference Room, corner of 25th Street and M Street. See you there!


OK, it’s hot! Summer is steaming in that Richmond kinda way. Your gardens are heaving with veggies that you need to share.  What else are you going to do with all those zukes and cukes? Here’s your chance to show ’em off. Join us for the new “THAT POTLUCK!”, the last Sunday of every month, starting June 28th, 6-8pm. The first one is at Scuffletown Park, in the Fan, between Strawberry St., Stuart Ave., Stafford St.,and Park Ave.

Check our website for future locations. The July 26th “THAT POTLUCK!” will feature a tomato tasting featuring your homegrown tomatoes.

Celebrate the magnificence that is homegrown food, and the magnificence of the growing community of urban gardeners. Please bring a dish to share, and plates and utensils if you can haul that much. Donations of extra silverware will be collected for future gatherings. YUM!

Thanks to the Friends of Scuffletown Park–with a sweet veggie patch! Garden on!



In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat — stunning aerial photographs in his series “The Earth From Above,” personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project “6 billion Others,” and his soon-to-be-released movie, “Home,” which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.


Check it out!