Free Trees from the Community Roots Program
Trees are a great addition to any yard and you can get one for free from the Richmond Tree Stewards.
Richmond Tree Stewards are offering up around 100 to homeowners to plant on their property in Richmond, through Community Roots. The goal is to expand the urban canopy providing shade, habitat, watershed protection, and beauty all around town.
This year most of the trees will come from our gravel bed. These trees will be smaller than those we have given away in previous years and are bare root – there will be no soil on them. They may have many fewer leaves that the trees in pots. Gravel beds are not for growing trees; they grow roots. These trees should have actively growing root systems with a greater volume of roots than trees grown in pots. Studies show that there is less transplant shock and a better chance of survival for these trees.
- There is a limit of 2 trees per homeowner
- This program provides trees for private propery in the City of Richmond only. We are not providing trees to be planted in tree wells or along the street.
- You must pick up the trees on either Saturday, November 4 between 9 a.m. to 12 noon or Sunday, November 5 between 12 noon to 3 p.m. at our gravel bed on Forest Lawn Drive. (Note: This is behind John Marshall HighSchool, not the Forest Lawn Drive at a cemetery). Applicants will receive specific directions to the gravel beds in an e-mail.
- Trees from the gravel bed should be the same day they are picked up.
The list of trees offered is on the application below, but before applying for your tree please review the links below.
InLight 2016 to light up the night in Scott’s Addition this Friday
The annual art event will bring together more than 20 artists for unique and interactive illuminated exhibits throughout the neighborhood.
The streets of Scott’s Addition will come alive with a variety of light-based art and performances Friday night. It’s all part of InLight, an annual event that invites artists to take over a particular neighborhood, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond.
The event will feature performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that will illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more, in Scott’s Addition. InLight 2016 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade.
Created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery’s 30th birthday, this free public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in all new ways.
InLight 2016 will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade, which will travel the length of Clay Street from Altamont Avenue to Roseneath Road. The parade begins at 7:30 pm from the corner of Altamont Avenue and Clay Street. Join in at 6:00 PM make your own lantern or bring a lantern you made–it’s your choice.
Food trucks and beverages will be available throughout Scott’s Addition including at Ardent Craft Ales, Blue Bee Cider, Buskey Cider, Isley Brewing Company, The Veil Brewing Co., and 1708’s own Wine & Beer Garden. A special brew, the 1708 ACDC IPA, was also created for InLight 2016 by Isley Brewing Company. A portion of proceeds from the special beer’s sales will support the event.
Free parking will be available at the Children’s Museum of Richmond and Science Museum of Virginia, with a shuttle running to InLight every 15 minutes from 6:30 – 11:30 PM. Parking and shuttle pick up will also be available at The Diamond beginning at 9:00 PM. Additional parking will be available on the street and in surface lots in and around Scott’s Addition.
The event runs Friday, November 11th from 7:00 PM until midnight in Scott’s Addition. A full map of the event is below.
For more information including a list of participating artists, visit 1708 Gallery’s website.
Scary-Oke at Diversity Richmond could send you home with cash
A panel of esteemed judges will select 2nd and 1st cash prize winners for costumes entries, and 2nd and 1st cash prize winners for karaoke entries, and $500 cash prize for winning costume AND karaoke combo.
It’s that time of the year when creative costume are spotted bouncing between house parties and various watering holes. Diversity Richmond had the brilliant idea to combine costumes and singing with Scary-Oke.
Ghouls, goblins, Trumps, and perhaps strumpets will be hitting the stage on Friday starting at 7 PM at Diversity Richmond (1407 Sherwood Ave).
Bring a song you think you can nail. Dress up sexy, funny, politically (in)correct, come-as-you-might-have-bee
n, or just as you are. A panel of esteemed judges will select 2nd and 1st cash prize winners for costumes entries, and 2nd and 1st cash prize winners for karaoke entries, and $500 cash prize for winning costume AND karaoke combo. Let’s get this Halloween weekend off to a great start, and support the programs of Diversity Richmond!