Join us every Thursday from 10am-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! 2018 Open Hours: April 12- November 16th
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.
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!
OPEN FOR THE SEASON!
A new growing season is ahead of us, celebrate the spring among neighbors, friends, family, staff, volunteers, and supporters!
– Explore the farm through a Way to Grow! tour
– Learn about our food access programs
– Learn about the pollinators that support our ecosystems and how to protect and encourage their habitats
– Purchase local organic seedlings grown with love by our staff
– Enjoy food, drinks, live music, activities for all ages, and a bonfire to wrap up the night
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please leave your canine friends at home for this event.
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.