Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.  The film highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a tragic phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”.  Providing viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives, Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating the greater meaning surrounding the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth.  The bees have a message – but will we listen?

Thank you to the following sponsors for bringing this amazing film to Richmond!  Sponsor include: The Science Museum of Virginia, Tricycle Gardens, East Richmond Beekeepers Assocation, Richmond Beekeepers Assocation, Virginia State Beekeepers Assocation and Cindy Neuschwander & Jay Barrows

For additional information contact David Stover: 804.782.0988,

Date: Thursday March 31, 2011 FREE to the public
Times: 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Venue: The Science Museum of Virginia | 2500 West Broad Street | 804-864-1400


We’d like to announce the transition of Executive Director Lisa Taranto into the role of Founder. Lisa is pursuing the opportunity to open and operate the Allegheny Mountain School, which is dedicated to advancing the principles of permaculture.

Lisa was a founding director of Tricycle Gardens and led the organization for eight years. Under her guidance, Tricycle Gardens built four community gardens, taught programs at three learning gardens and operated Richmond’s first urban farm. 

 During this transition, the Board of Directors has appointed Melissa White, Operations Manager, as the Interim Director. At the same time, the Board is convening a search committee to identify and hire a new Executive Director. 

We maintain our commitment to growing a greener and healthier region. The organization has a full slate of workshops and initiatives planned for the spring and summer, including the Lewis Ginter Plant Sale, Maymont Herbs Galore, urban farm workdays and the conversion of a former gas station in Church Hill into a learning center. Please contact the office (804-231-7767) or email Melissa ( if you have any questions.


This Saturday, March 5, 2011, the team at SB Cox and members of the National Association of Women in Construction will donate their time, talent and resources to help Tricycle Gardens’s kick start Phase I of the eco-learning lab build out.  Utilizing old windows, they will construct a 6 ft x 8 ft greenhouse that will serve as a future venue for year-round food production and educational opportunities.  Stop by to cheer the team on as they work in partnership with Tricycle Gardens to improve the environmental landscape of the place we call home!


Hoop House  Happiness. Soon we will have veggies for you! Get ready to eat well!

Lettuces (romaine jericho, winter density, sweet valentine)
Daikon Radish
White Icicle Radish
Reggae Radish
Beets (detroit dark red, chioggia, bulls blood)
Turnips (purple top white globe, white egg)
Kale (red russian, lacinato)
Collards (georgia southern, vates, champion)
Carrots (danvers 126)
Swiss Chard (fordhook, rainbow, ruby)
Mizuna (small quantity)
Mustard greens


Thursday, February 17 at Globehopper in Shockoe Bottom at 6:00 pm and Thursday, February 24 at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center at 7:00 pm. Join Fall Line Farms for a wonderful evening with your favorite farmers, growers and small business owners and a viewing of FRESH the movie featuring Joel Salatin, Michael Pollan and Will Allen.


Due to the slow growing winter veggie season, the farmstand will be closed for the time being!  We are enjoying the winter, and looking forward to the next growing season!


Some inspiration!


Check out fall on the Urban Farm. Our hoop houses are beautiful, and will be growing food all winter long. Please stop by for a visit!

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