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On November 18th, Tricycle Gardens hosted a volunteer group from HandsOn! Our volunteers were from Army Logistics University Quartermaster Class 12-012 and were directed by Scotty Dilworth. Just by looking at the pictures below, you can tell how helpful this group was! Thank you, ALU, for helping beautify the Bon Secours healing garden and making this world a better place.


Hi everyone, I’m Jessica Overcash! I’ve been working with Tricycle Gardens to produce a documentary about the organization for one of my classes at VCU. The Celebration at Main Street Station last Friday night was amazing! It was wonderful to see so many  people coming out in support of Tricycle Gardens and the ideas of bringing agriculture, nutrition education and healthy food access to the urban core of Richmond, Virginia.

There were delicious beers, wines, and even beet martinis! The food from local vendors was oh so yummy, and the deserts were to die for! Decorations and music perfected the night while everyone mingled. Below are some pictures from the evening!


We had a lovely time at the SlowFoodRVA Food Day event at Pasture! The energy in the room was palpable and it was great to see so many groups and citizens rallying for good, clean, local food! The Mayor arrived shortly after the event began and discussed the Food Day proclamation he had signed while also addressing some of the priority recommendations of the Food Policy Task Force. Short discussions were held on the topics of: Hunger/Food Access, Safe + Healthy Diets for Kids, Support for Sustainable Small Farms, and Urban Agriculture. It was a great event and we look forward to seeing it grow for next years Food Day!

Sally Schwitters with Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Dr. Carolyn N. Graham


Our Golden Towel Awards is  an award program celebrating FOOD.
We are now accepting nominations for our Golden Trowel Awards, as we celebrate individuals and organizations making the greatest impact in the following four categories!

Focus on Community
Outreach & Education
Opportunities for Healthy Food Access
Design of Beautiful Spaces


Last year we were delighted to honor the First Lady of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, Dr. Morris G. Henderson of the 31st Street Baptist Church and the staff of Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Help us select our 2012 recipients by submitting your nomination form today!

Awards will be presented at our 2012 Harvest Celebration on November 9th at Main Street Station in Richmond, Va.


HC-Golden Trowel Nomination Form Form 2012


Here at Tricycle Gardens we think every day is Earth Day! But we are going to be pulling out all the stops for a full weekend celebration for Earth Day next week!

On Friday, April 20th if you are on or by VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, be sure to stop by theRams Community Bazaar Earth Day event. We will have a booth with volunteer information, stickers, patches, and seed starters for sale! Come by and say ‘Hi’ to our group of VCU interns!

Then on Saturday, April 21st be sure to stop by our booth at the Earth Day Festival in Manchester! The day includes three scheduled tours at Richmond’s premiere urban farm at 9th and Bainbridge Streets. The tours will be held at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. And we’ve teamed with two great organizations for the Manchester event! We are working with RideRichmond for a group bike ride to the farm for our 4pm tour, and the BlueSky Fund to provide seeds and seedlings for children to experience the magic of growing their own food! Be sure to check our their booth!

To wrap things up, on Sunday,April 22nd we’ve teamed with our friends at Ellwood Thompson’s  for their Love Your Mother: Earth Day celebration. We will have special give-aways for this event and our local and organic seedlings are  currently available for sale!

It’s looking to be a great weekend celebrating what we love best! We truly hope to see you!


Check it out! Our friends at Richmond Time Lapse have created a great video of some of the construction being done at our headquarters for our new solar green house!

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Like what you see? Please consider making a donation to support our green house efforts and Help us Grow!



Modeled after the D.C.-based RAMMYS, the first awards ceremony to honor excellence in the Richmond region’s restaurant community will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Virginia Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. Nominees were chosen by 25 industry professionals, food writers, culinary instructors and food society members. Winners will be selected by a panel of nine qualified judges. “The Mother of the Presidents” party, sponsored by Richmond magazine, Starr Hill, Legend Brewing, and Cirrus Vodka, will follow the awards.

Net ticket proceeds from this event will benefit Tricycle Gardens! Tricycle Gardens is an environmental nonprofit organization focused on bringing agriculture, nutrition education and healthy food access to Richmond’s urban core.

For more information, please visit 

To buy tickets directly, please visit

We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!


This Wednesday from 6-8, Ten Thousand Villages will donate 20% of their sales to Tricycle Gardens! What better way to get some holiday shopping donate while supporting Tricycle Gardens!

Ten Thousand Villages has great gifts, especially for the Holidays –  ornaments and decorations, jewelry, wonderful baskets and linens – they even carry clothing now!

This year, they’re giving back to local nonprofit organizations by sponsoring Community Shopping Nights and Tricycle Gardens was one of the lucky organizations selected. So, please come out and support a great local organization while getting a little shopping done at the same time!

And this Friday the 2nd, as the city of Richmond lights up with Christmas cheer, Tricycle Gardens continues the Church Hill tradition of enjoying the view here at our headquarters as we light our own tree and join in celebration! Please, join us Dec. 2nd starting at 6pm at our headquarters, 2107 Jefferson Avenue.

Happy Holidays!