Come celebrate the beginning of Richmond’s Farmers Market Season & Cinco De Mayo with us!
Pet some baby goats from Huguenot Hundred Acres
Cinco De Mayo Drinks & Nibbles – We’ll have ice-cold coronas with limes & an assortment of Virginia wines. Snack on some zesty Texas Caviar from the Alamo BBQ & some Latin-infused tasty treats from Hispania Bakery (Old World with a New World Twist, opening soon!). Both businesses are located right here in Union Hill.
Lamplighter Roasting Co. will have freshly made coffee & tea drinks and coffee beans for sale.
Mexican hand-made embroidered shirts for sale, brought back from Mexico by Amy Hicks of Amy’s Garden.
Music from Evrim Dogu of Sub Rosa Breadwill be singing and playing some music. Chris Hale with Scattered, Smothered & Covered (and owner of BioForm Landscape Architecture hopes to join him towards the end of the evening.
Tricycle Gardens Farm Products for Sale This Week:
Veggies to Eat:
- Strawberries (only a few, so get there early!)
- Swiss Chard
Veggie & Flower Seedlings to Plant – Last of Spring veggies, Lots of Summer Veggies including Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Basil & More
Sustainability Products for Sale – Rain Barrels, Worm Bins, Worm Castings, Worm Leachate
- Lamplighter Roasting Co. will have freshly made coffee & tea drinks and coffee beans for sale.
- Huguenot Hundred Acres will have goat’s milk for its shareholders plus goats milk soap and chicken eggs for sale
Looking for Farm Stand Volunteers – Want to meet lots of interesting folks and help sell our fresh produce?! Anyone interested in helping long term, or even for a few farm stands during the season, please let us know! Email Stacey Moulds for more info.
Check out the activities happening this weekend!
Earth Day Service Projects at the Urban Farm
It’s the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, so please join the Tricycle Gardens crew at the urban farm this Saturday, April 23, in conjunction with the city’s official Earth Day celebration. We’ll be offering tours from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and a chance to get dirty in Richmond’s only urban farm.
Bring the whole family or roll in solo. For every two hours of service you and your family give Tricycle Gardens you’ll receive one of our fine, heirloom seedlings to jumpstart your own garden. We have numerous projects for all skill levels of workers from weeding and seeding to trellis construction and soil prep.
Earth Day at Plant Zero
If you’re not up for an afternoon of farm service projects, swing by our table at the official Earth Day Festival, just down the road by Plant Zero. We’ll have seedlings, rain barrels and other products for sale. Our knowledgeable crew will be happy to help you with any gardening questions. The Tricycle Gardens table will be near the Main Stage from 12:00 – 7:00 pm.
Earth Day continues on Easter Sunday at the Green Acre
Looking for something to do on Easter Sunday? Want to give back to your community while enjoying the beautiful weather? Join Tricycle Gardens on Sunday, April 24 at the Science Museum of Virginia, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, to spread some love! Spring is here and in following with our permaculture design methods we are ready to add some of the nitrogen fixers, dynamic accumulators, mulch and insectary plants to our corner of the Green Acre. Come on out and get dirty!
The Green Acre garden plot is located behind the domed building of the Science Museum off Broad Street. Please bring your own gloves!
Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand open today and every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Announcing Lamplighter Roasting Company is now at the Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand!
They will be selling 1-pound bags of their locally roasted coffee beans & fresh coffee and tea to go! Today’s Special – FREE Iced Thai Coffee, Iced Tea & County Style Doughnuts for anyone who buys some veggies from Tricycle Gardens.
Got Time? Join Tricycle Gardens and get dirty! The weather is improving and new life is blooming. Whether or not you have found your “green thumb”, we have a task for you! Check out how you can help –http://tricyclegardens.org/get-involved/. Make new friends, learn new skills and support your local urban agriculture movement!
Stop by this afternoon to pick up locally grown, organic produce. Today, we’ll have the following:
Veggie Seedlings to Plant: Mustard greens, Kale, Broccoli, Lettuce – grown in Tricycle Gardens’ greenhouse and Baby Raspberry Transplants potted from the Farm!
Veggies to Eat: Arugula, Broccoli Raab, Collards, Cress, Kale, Mizuna, Radish, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Turnips, Sprout flats (Sunflower & Pea) – you can cut them as you need them and return the empty flats for a discount towards a next purchase!
Tricycle Gardens Rain Barrels to use at your homes to conserve water and Worm Leachate to fertilize your plants (where else can you get that!?!)
Please Help Spread the Word!
The growing season is here and food production at the 9th & B urban farm is well underway! While it may be early in the season, we have greens ready to be sold at our weekly farm stand. Stop by the Tricycle Gardens HQ (2107 Jefferson Avenue) on Tuesdays and Thursdays – starting this week! – from 4-6 pm to get your locally grown, organic veggies! The following items are available: broccoli raab, collards, turnips and arugula. We appreciate the support of our community as we work to create a healthier, greener landscape for all.
by Pat Kardian
March 15, 2011
Everyone is going green these days and local schools are no exception. Aside from promoting recycling and reusable merchandise in the school shops, parents and administrators are recognizing the importance of getting kids involved with growing things on school grounds. Important concepts like overconsumption, waste production, and learning where food comes from are imperative in today’s environmentally-conscious society. What better than to teach upcoming generations about these issues so that they might grow up with a “sense of environmental responsibility,” as Sarah Gross, PTA President of Fox Elementary, puts it. Read more…
The greenhouse ribbon cutting scheduled for today – March 10th at 3pm – has been postponed due to the afternoon threat of inclement weather. Have you seen the greenhouse that SB Cox built at Tricycle Gardens HQ last Saturday? If not, stop by this Thursday when the team from SB Cox, led by Lorie Lythgoe, and the National Association of Women in Construction put the finishing touches on this amazing creation. Painting and ribbon cutting will take place next week.
Tricycle Gardens is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping people grow healthy food in their own communities. Over eight years we’ve built community gardens, learning gardens, an urban farm and an edible forest while educating people through workshops, workdays, lectures and intensive internships. Through our activities and installations, hundreds of citizens of all ages and backgrounds have learned how to grow food and care for the environment.
Our work in urban agriculture improves people’s quality of life by providing a platform for community development, social interaction, neighborhood beautification, production of nutritious food, environmental restoration and the creation of recreation and education opportunities.
Tricycle Gardens is working to expand urban agriculture throughout central Virginia, with new projects and partnerships and the continual development of educational programs.
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