The City of Richmond’s community gardens initiative and partner organizations are presenting a series of six instructional classes promoting urban agriculture/gardening, starting Saturday, February 16 and continuing through Saturday, March 23 from 11am-12:30pm. The slate of instructors has been announced and includes some great names in Richmond’s green, gardening movement. The classes were originally scheduled to be held at Broad Rock Library but due to the large number of reservations, the first class will be held at Southside Baptist on Bryce (where the 9th District Community Meetings used to be held.) Check back for exact locations for future classes or read more at the Facebook event page.
Classes are free but you must register by emailing: RichmondGrowsGardens@richmondgov.com
Feb 16 – Dominic Barrett of Shalom Farms – The Importance of Urban Agriculture *First class is at Southside Baptist, 5515 Bryce Lane Richmond, VA
Feb. 23 – Lisa Taranto of the Office of Urban Ecology- Gardening 101
March 2 – John Lewis of Renew Richmond – Community Engagement with Community Gardens | David Stover of Urban Aviaries – Beekeeping
March 9 – Hands Service Learning @ Roots of Woodville Community Garden | Gay Stokes of Richmond Dept of Public Utilities – How to Make Rain Barrels
March 16 – Danny Finney of Tricycle Gardens – Vermiculture (Worm) Composting | Matthew Daniel of William Byrd Community House – Garden Planning
March 23 – Ana Edwards of William Byrd Community House – Cooking from your Garden