From the Shalom Farms Website:
We are excited to announce the creation of a brand new position at Shalom Farms as part of our next expansion project. In 2018 we will launch a second farm site, centrally located in Richmond’s Northside on property belonging to Union Seminary. Like our Powhatan site, the “Westwood site” will produce hundreds of thousands of servings of fruits and vegetables with the support of thousands of annual volunteers. While the farm will maintain a focus on productivity, the highly accessible location and scale of the site will allow for innovative collaborations with new and existing partners ranging from Richmond Public Schools to Union Seminary. With 5 virgin acres and the ability for in-ground production, the farm will be the largest operation of its kind within the city, and one of the largest in the region.
If you follow that link above you can read about what it would take to become their Westwood Site Farm Manager.
About Shalom Farms:
Shalom Farms is a regional food access and community development project started in 2008 by United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). The concept grew out of conversations with Camp Westview on the James and other community partners, who recognized the need for broader food justice work and a desire to use Westview’s rural resources to better serve urban Richmond.
Get Planting with Help from Lewis Ginter Fall Plant Sale
There will be more plants than you can shake a stick at and plenty of sticks too I’m sure.
People that know way more than I do say that fall is a great time to plant. Personally, I plan to swing by on Friday and get more natives to attract local pollinators and birds. Great advantage of planting natives is that the need less care because hey, this climate is their jam.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants!
Fall PlantFest is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden (no admission fee or ticket necessary.)
- Masks are required for vendors and strongly encouraged for visitors/customers. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors at all times and outdoors when 6-foot social distancing is not possible.
- Please note, we will not have plant holding this year due to COVID.
- PlantFest is Fido-friendly — bring your leashed pups!
- We will have knife sharpening on-site bring your garden hand tools, scissors and knives to have them sharpened.
- Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will be on-site to answer your plant questions
Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting! Lewis Ginter Fall PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items. Presented by Garden volunteers.
***See the 2021 plant inventory (PDF) for the Ginter’s Greatest tent run by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteers. ***
RPS Starts Tomorrow but Don’t Enter the Building Without an Appointment
The reason for the rule change is for contact-tracing and hopefully allowing in-person schooling to continue.
Please note that parents and families will not be able to enter RPS offices or school buildings without an appointment. This is important for contact-tracing & keeping our students & staff safe. Thank you for your grace & understanding.
Help Lakeside Elementary and Get a Nice Lid
Show your Lakeside pride on the top of your pointy, blocky, or massive head.
We are starting the 2021 school year with a Hat fundraiser! Please share with your friends and neighbors. The campaign runs now through September 13th and items will ship between September 22nd and October 1st. Thanks so much for supporting our school!
Looking for a shirt? Don’t worry we will have a shirt sale in October.