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!


We are 80% done with setting the posts! Come out and work on those post setting skills tomorrow morning 9am-noon. We need you!



We are working hard to get ready for our big plant sale coming up on April 30, May 1st and 2nd at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Members of our community are encouraged to visit the greenhouse this coming Friday to help re-pot tomatoes and other plants and check out what varieties are available. The work session is from 4:00-6:00 tomorrow, Friday the 24th.
– Allison and Nellie


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!

augerfreshholesfirst 10 posts set!


plants for sale!Plants for sale! Organic! Heirlooms! the best! hello!

OH, the tomatoes- brandywine, cherokee purple, peacevine, green zebra, mortgage lifter, Djena Lee’s golden girl, red cherry, lolllipop, kellog’s breakfast, double rich…as well as herbs, flowers, a variety of basil…..grown just for you…available at our booth at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale, Thursday, April 30 (1-6 p.m.), Friday, May 1 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Saturday, May 2 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)


Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed sharing the Jefferson Avenue Garden & the NRC Garden with Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan and Bill Chapman, director of the Richmond Forum.  The evening was spent listening to Nestle & Pollan cover our favorite topics : food, food policy & politics, economics, health, environment & ecology, and what we can ALL do to  create a healthier world. All this in under 2 hours! PHOTOS COMING SOON!

Covered on the Richmond Food Collective Blog HERE>>

Story in The Richmond Times Dispatch HERE>>


Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Pollan is the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, published in January 2008 by The Penguin Press. His previous books include The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post; The Botany of Desire; Second Nature; and A Place of My Own. Pollan is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and is a Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

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Here is a great video about farming and permaculture. There is lots of great material for learning!


Gearing up for the Richmond Forum Event. Here is an excerpt from the February 05, 2009 episode of the Bill Moyer’s Journal. In this segment Moyer interviews Micheal Pollan. The interview doesnt actually start until about 4 minutes in but don’t fast forward Bill’s lead in is not to be missed.


The final installment of the Bill Moyer’s interview of Michael Pollan.