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The learning garden program was established to connect community centers and schools with nutrition education and healthy food access. Tricycle Gardens works directly with the partnering organization, their staff, members and volunteers for three to five years to help plan, develop and implement the learning garden program at their facility. From there, the goal is for the organization to have the tools and knowledge to manage and sustain the garden and subsequent educational program offerings.
Community and school based gardens offer hands-on educational programs to youth age 5 and older. Participants are taught the importance of healthy food choices using an original curriculum focused on connecting inner-city youth with the science and source of the food they eat.
The garden design is curvy, with no corners. The beds are built of concrete block with cast in place concrete curves. This garden is a children’s learning garden, a garden for the members of the NRC, and a source of food production for the NRC cafe.
1519 Williamsburg Road | (804) 864-5797
The garden design is primarily a children’s learning garden.
2801 Creekview Drive (about 8 miles south of Richmond) | 804.743.7414