Here is a great way to send Arbor Day!Learn From the Tree Pros at Celebrate Trees! on April 4

Four certified arborists will lead free workshops at Celebrate Trees! an Arbor Day event on Saturday, April 4, at the Carillon in Richmond’s Byrd Park.
“We want to help homeowners and other people interested in trees make the best decisions they can,” said Michael Mather, Richmond Urban Forestry arborist who will lead the workshops on tree identification.
“The only requirement is to dress for the weather if your choice of workshops will be outside,” said Suzette Lyon, president of the Richmond Tree Steward Advisory Panel.
Adults won’t be the only family members learning about trees and the environment at Celebrate Trees! which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children can participate in Radio Disney’s “tree trivia game show” led by Ranger Spruce Sassafras and enjoy other hands-on educational activities. The Ranger Spruce Sassafras shows will start at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
And most everyone can try tree climbing, courtesy of Riverside Outfitters, weather permitting.

Go here to read more about free classes and the presenters:

 

Shahriar Abbassi’s got the goods, and the chickens in Randolph College’s organic garden know it.

As soon as he nears the bucket where their food is stored, they circle him and the bucket, waiting and occasionally pecking at his shoes and pants.

The real scrambling begins, though, when he starts tossing out handfuls of grain all over their pen.

Every now and then, the rooster — Abbassi calls him Bruce — makes a low, guttural noise that sounds almost like a growl. Abbassi says Bruce does this to let the other three, all hens, know he’s found food.

“I have a hard time coming here and leaving,” says Abbassi, night supervisor of the college’s library and the faculty/staff adviser for the garden. “They’re just so entertaining.”

They also serve many purposes in the garden, which Abbassi and a group of students from the college’s Environmental Club are cultivating, using the principles of something called permaculture. READ MORE>>

 

Humphrey Calder Community Garden now has it’s own website! Check it out and stay in touch with the newest community garden project in Richmond! Garden on!

 

 
    Please join Tricycle Gardens for our FIRST Annual Seed Swap & Pot Luck

FEBRUARY, Saturday 14th, 11am-2pm

Start your Valentines Day with a seed swap! Bring some seeds / perennials to trade, and a dish to share.

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We will be joined by our friends and neighbors from Mineral Virgina, The Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

Go home with new varieties, tips, stories and a full belly!

LOCATION: Tricycle Garden’s Office, 211 West 7th Street (in Old Manchester)

FREE! (Donations always accepted!)

 
 

Check this story out.

How many resources are going down the drain?

 

Sub-Irrigated Planters are a great way of container gardening which produce high yields, and can be used on roofs, patios, balconies and decks. You can be growing your own food with a few simple steps.

Take a workshop with us Sunday March 8th, 1-4pm, and go home with your own sub-irrigated planter! $65

Here are some great websites that explain it:
Inside Urban Green (on a roof)
Inside Urban Green (in an urban courtyard)
Green Roof Growers

 

Bombs Over Richmond is a Seed Bomb Workshop.

Seed bombs are little capsules with everything you need to grow a plant all bundled up.
They are a great way to introduce vegetation and beautification onto barren, abandoned, or otherwise inhospitable spaces.

Come out and learn about a fun, cheap and easy way to bring new light to this city that we love.

FREE Sunday, February 1st, 1-3
Rumors Boutique, 404 N Harrison St
(804) 726-9944