Open hours begin March 15th. Join us every Wednesday from 9am-1pm for an open volunteer session at RVA’s Urban Farm (901 Bainbridge Street). Pre-registration is not required and you can come by for any amount of time that you’d like. Please make sure that you fill out the Volunteer Info Sheet below before you arrive! Open hours are not offered during our winter hours.
We offer weekend volunteer opportunities every month. Pre-registration is required for each occurrence, so be sure to sign up in advance as these opportunities tend to fill up!
31st Street St. Baptist Church Urban Farm
801 N. 32nd St in Church Hill
Second Saturday of the month
Sign up here.
RVA’s Urban Farm
901 Bainbridge Street in Manchester
Third Saturday of the month
Sign up here.
Join Tricycle for the Virginia Food Access Network Day of Action!
Community organizations, public agencies, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to increase access to healthy foods and promote healthy communities. Join Tricycle during the VFAN (Virginia Food Access Network) Day of Action on September 29, 2017 to help bridge the nutritional divide in Virginia among hundreds of other organizations. Join us on RVA’s Urban Farm for a number of farm tasks such as weeding, planting, harvesting, mulching, and composting.
The overall goals of the VFAN Day of Action are to:
– Raise awareness of organizations in Virginia working to increase food access in an effort to improve nutrition and end hunger.
– Encourage Virginians to get involved in the fight against hunger by facilitating volunteer opportunities with these organizations across the Commonwealth.
Once the volunteer session is over, we’ll share some farm-fresh snacks and offer a free tour of our urban farm! Anyone can join us for the tour at 11:30, but pre-registration is required to volunteer. You can sign up here.
Fire, Flour & Fork will be hosting a series of events at Libbie Mill-Midtown throughout the summer! Each party will feature a different focus, including the Pacific Rim, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, and will include specialty food trucks, craft beer, music, and dancing. Come party with Tricycle, the non-profit beneficiaries, these are sure to be a good time!
Come out to purchase local produce and meet some of our Urban Ag fellows! Located at the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Buy One Get One BOGO benefits are available to patients, caregivers, and EBT customers!
Tricycle is leading a citywide effort to improve RVA’s policies to remove barriers to successful urban agriculture locally in our own city, we are working with state leaders to develop a rich understanding of the importance of urban ag and healthy food access and with national partners to drive positive influence for the upcoming federal farm bill.
As events, activities and calls for support are needed, we will call on people who eat to support our collective efforts.
“The future of rural agriculture depends on the success of urban agriculture, because cities are where many of the next generation of farmers now live,” said Lindsey Lusher Shute, National Young Farmers Coalition Executive Director. “Some of America’s most successful new farms are run by young people who launched their careers growing in backyards, community gardens and on rooftops.”
“Urban agriculture is an important part of meeting rising food demands, supplying easier access to highly nutritious vegetables and fruits, reconnecting the food consumer with the farmer, and establishing new market opportunities for emerging farmers,” said Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President.
Nearly 1.7 million Virginians live in low income areas with limited access to supermarkets. Families who live in areas with limited supermarket access are more likely to suffer from diet-related disease. By 2030, Virginia will have over 1 million cases of diabetes and over 2 million cases of heart disease.