Grow Food in a VCU Community Garden Plot
Green Unity, Monroe Park and MCV-C SGAs, and Facilities Management, sponsors a community garden open to all students, faculty and staff from both campuses. Plots may also be available to Richmond community members if space permits. Participants harvest their own food or help in volunteer plots to provide donations to food banks. The garden is next to Larrick Student Center. For costs, information, summer registration for individuals or groups and volunteer opportunities, visit green-unity.blogspot.com/ or contact email@example.com. Summer semester registration deadline is Thursday, April 5, with plots available for planting April 9. Sign-up for your own plot at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GZ8BH6K. Sign-up to volunteer for the VCU Community Garden groundbreaking, pollinator and volunteer garden planting and ongoing maintenance, as well as related volunteer garden projects at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XMSKCLG.
VCU Garden Work Days – Groundbreaking and Raised Bed Building
10am-4pm, Friday, March 30th
10am-4pm, Saturday, March 31st
Help us break ground on VCU’s first ever community garden! We’ll be building raised beds, as well as special beds (hugelkultur and wicking beds) that save water. We’ll also get the beds prepped for planting with soil and compost.
VCU Community Garden Work Day – Pollinator and Volunteer Planting
10am-4pm, Saturday, April 7th
10am-4pm, Saturday, April 8th
You’re welcome to stay for part or all of the day. Those that stay the whole day will get a free lunch. After the beds have been raised, get down with some genetic exchange! Help us attract the bees and their flying friends to our garden, and get our volunteer gardens started. 10am-4pm for both Saturday and Sunday. Sign up to volunteer for whole or half days at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XMSKCLG
VCU Community Garden Grand Opening and Strawberry Festival
1pm-4pm, Tuesday, April 24th
Bring Your Appetite to the VCU Community Garden Strawberry Festival:
Green Unity for VCU and MCV-C SGA Green Affairs is hosting our first ever Strawberry Festival at the Grand Opening of the VCU Community Garden on Tuesday, April 24th from 1-4 PM, located next to Larrick Center on MCV Campus. Get a free tomato plant, garden-related give-aways, build your own self-watering planter, sample strawberry treats, and learn about the garden features at interactive educational displays. Enter our strawberry recipe contest and strawberry cook-off contests at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TZ5K782 by April 13 and win prizes.