The Richmond Clean City Commision will be holding a one day event to help Richmonders start composting.

On September 6, 2008 from 9am to 4pm go to the Compost Bin Truck Load Sale at the Willow Lawn Shopping Center located at 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. You’ll find them in the parking lot between Kroger’s and Gold’s Gym.

Get $100 value for just $35! The Earth Machine is an 80 gallon capacity composting bin that fits in any vehicle. Made of recycled materials, over 2,500,000 of these machines are in use across the country!

Why compost you ask?

* Reduce your garbage output and gardening water use by 30%.
* Improve your soil’s health, water retention, and porosity.
* Reduce your carbon footprint.
* Inhibit plan diseases.

Cash or checks only! Remember this is a one time event. If you find it cheaper elsewhere, we’re calling the cops.

Call 804 646 8325 for more information.

 

Corn, butternut squash, tomatoes, okra, arugula, zinniea, sunflower, cukes, basil, sage, green peppers!
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This guy was munching on my bronze fennel

Stacey, Church Hill Garden

 

This summer we have been recognized by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond for the work Tricycle Gardens has been doing in the Richmond community. Congrats to us! Here is a great quote by St. Francis : “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”anneassisi.jpg

 

ONE. We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Robins Foundation for continued support of Tricycle Gardens. Thank you!

TWO. Tricycle Gardens will be featured on Virginia Home Grown, on PBS (Channel 23) on Tuesday, July 22, at 8pm! Tune in and learn more about the community garden revolution!

 

Check out the complete gate at the Carver Community Garden and all the veggies!

 

We are presenting the first of a series of workshops on organic gardening. Please contact allison@tricyclegardens.org if you have questions.

 

Check it out–we now are using a solar panel to power the pump for our 1100 gallon rainwater catchment cistern.

 

Tricycle Gardens is hosting 4 identical workshops on “How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden”