Tricycle is Urban Ag in Action
Tricycle, Richmond’s leading urban agriculture nonprofit organization, is training the next generation of urban farmers to create a healthy future through urban agriculture. Tricycle offers healthy food access programs, the Corner Farm (Richmond’s healthy corner store initiative), cooking and nutrition education programs and the MCV Massey Cancer Farm Stand that reaches over 5,000 community members annually.
Tricycle has partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services to develop an innovative, 10-month certificate in urban agriculture and fellowship program that teaches the business and practice of urban agriculture. Spring classes include Plant Nutrition and the Nutrient Cycle on May 1; Urban Soils and Soil Safety for the Urban Grower on May 8; Vermicomposting on May 11; Market Flower Production on May 18; and Pollinators, Parasitoids & Predators: Farming with Beneficials on June 19.
Tricycle’s annual Down on the Farm Party will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., May 10 at the RVA Urban Farm, in Manchester.
Individual classes cost $35 for Tricycle members and $45 for non-members. Location: Bon Secours Center for Healthy Living, 2600 Nine Mile Rd. For more information or to sign up, call 804-231-7767 or visit TricycleUrbanAg.org.