McDonough Community Garden to Enhance Local Community Garden with Support from a ScottsMiracle-Gro GRO1000 Grassroots Grant



McDonough Community Garden to  Enhance Local Community Garden with Support from a ScottsMiracle-Gro GRO1000 Grassroots Grant

Grant program to help local communities through garden and green space development

Richmond, VA March 30, 2013 – Friends of McDonough Community Garden today announced the improvement of its community garden at the intersection of 33rd St and Forest Hill Ave.  The garden is part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s GRO1000 initiative, designed to create 1,000 gardens and green spaces throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018, the Company’s 150th anniversary. (more…)

McDonough Community Garden X Cheats Movement

Cheats Movement caught up with us over at the McDonough Garden this past summer and took a couple pics plus hit us with some video. The McDonough Community Garden is a community based garden located at 3300 McDonough Street on the Southside of RVA. The garden is being built in an area designated by the USDA as a food dessert — which means the area has limited access to fruits and vegetables. The project was the winner of the 3rd Feast RVA.

George Wythe Edible School Garden Project


The George Wythe Edible School Gardens Project will span the course of the Capital One “One Week” providing an innovative synergy of volunteerism that addresses the systemic social issue of lack of access to health foods in the Southside of Richmond while also increasing the capacity of a local high school to creatively meet the needs of its student population while being of service to the community at large. 120 volunteers from Capital One will converge on George Wythe High for an “Ultimate School Garden Makeover” landscaping, creating raised beds, planting fall crops all in three courtyards while installing one small hoop house in addition installing 4 living walls inside the biology classrooms of the school while also planting the Swansboro Community Garden site with veggies, flowers, herbs and fruit trees.

Green Harvest Festival

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For Immediate Release

October 2nd 2013

MEDIA CONTACT/Donation and Partnership information:

John Lewis, Community Engagement Coordinator, Renew Richmond

Phone: (301)448-9577
Email:  Website:




Renew Richmond in partnership with RVA Farms, presents The Green Harvest Festival, a celebration of healthy food, urban agriculture and strong community.


October 2nd 2013 – Richmond, VA — An exciting urban garden initiative is underway to involved residents of Southside Richmond in pro-social activities that work to improve health.


The nonprofit organization Renew Richmond, in partnership with RVA Farms, is proud to present the      1st Annual Green Harvest Festival. The Green Harvest Festival is a celebration of healthy food, urban agriculture and community health being held on Saturday Oct. 19th at The Jerusalem Connection Community Garden from 1 to 6pm. Join us for a family friendly afternoon of music, children’s activities, educational workshops, and innovative presentations from leaders in the Richmond Region. Attendees will have a chance to tour our 1 acre urban farm, experience deliciously healthy locally grown food, and interact with dozens of nonprofits, artisans and socially responsible businesses from throughout the Richmond area.


Black Friday: I Run Moor 5k


We are gearing up for the Black Friday: I Run Moor 5K Run on Nov. 29th. The day after thanksgiving in celebration of our indigenous ancestors and our moorish legacy #moorblackculture

Follow the link to register: