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Our friends at Urban Farmhouse believe in and try to support local efforts, especially when it involves growing fresh healthy produce. That’s why our new partnership with Urban Farmhouse is a match made in local heaven. We love Urban Farmhouse and the delicious products they carry and from the beginning they’ve been on of our strongest compost partners.

So we’ve partnered for an exciting fundraiser for these groovy t-shirts and  all proceeds from these t-shirts go straight to Tricycle Gardens so we can continue to thrive and grow!

If you are local you can take advantage of the Shared Shipping option. If you use ourFree Shipping/Handling Coupon, your shirt and receipt will be shipped directly to our urban Farmhouse downtown location. 1217 E. Cary Street. By choosing this option, you will reduce the trash and fuel used to ship your shirt individually. Plus, we will give you a free coffee when you come in to pick up your shirt! We are planning a shirt distribution day on Saturday, April 13th. Free Shipping/Handling Coupon =bzsob1119

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR T-SHIRT!

 

As always, your support is appreciated!

 

 

Thank you for helping us celebrate this the season of growing.  We were thrilled to have such tremendous support, and we extend a special thank you to our Down on the Farm Party sponsors – Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Relay Foods, and Ellwood Thompson.

We also thank Grow RVA and the food trucks for being with us.  We challenged each truck to incorporate our collard greens into their menus! They did a great (and delicious) job!

Our Farm serves as a working educational model of urban agriculture using sustainable growing methods, while also inspirational space for children, teachers and families, and a source of local food production.   Our produce is distributed to Relay Food customers across the region, restaurants in the city, at our Farm Stand in Church Hill and now through our new “Healthy Corner Stores” Get Fresh! East End Program.  Through this program, we are directly addressing food deserts and food access in our community by growing and distributing our local, healthy produce to corner and neighborhood markets in the East End.  Our Farm Expansion will help feed this important program that we hope to extend across our region.

Take a look at all the fun! Hope to see you next time!

 
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Check it out!

 

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!