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Green Affairs Wants Your Enthusiasm and Ideas!

MCV Green Affairs focuses on making MCV campus at VCU and the Richmond community greener through service and education. This student-led organization welcome students, faculty, and staff, from all schools and disciplines, both medical and academic from either campus, as well as Richmond community members to help us pursue our goals of educational outreach, increased recycling access, improved sustainable practices and policies at VCU, and community outreach. Email Green Affairs to share your ideas or to get involved.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Union Hill Garden Project this Sunday!

Sunday, May 5, 2013 
1:00pm until 5:00pm 

 Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring you organization or community service group for a fun day in the fresh air with a shovel in your hand and the sun on your back. We'll be planting flower bulbs and mulching the community blueberry bushes and fruit trees. If enough people turn up we can plant some more fruit trees as well, starting on the 2nd block of our community orchard! This event qualifies for service learning, community service, and VCU staff volunteer hours. No gardening skills are necessary! We'll teach you everything you need to know, and provide gloves, tools, water and snacks. Bring a water bottle if you have one, and wear sturdy shoes (runners are great). Stay for a few hours or the whole day! We'll meet at 871 N 22ND ST., and will be working on the gardens near 21st & O St.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Free Bike Repair & Registration, Electronics Recycling @ VCU Market in the Garden Today @ 1pm

Join us this week at VCU's Farmer's Market - try free samples of AnnaB's delicious cookies and muffins! 

***Get free bike repair with VCU Rec Sports (1-4pm), and free bike engraving and bike & laptop registration with VCU Police (3:30-6pm)!***


***Electronics Recycling 1-6pm***

Students - bring your ID and get a student discount!

Today at the Market

>Faith Farms: Raw Honey & Pasture-raised Eggs - Cow milk shares available!
>Rachel's Farmstand: Kale, Spinach, Spring Onions, Garlic, Collards, Rosemary, Chives, Oregano, Cilantro, Mustard Greens, Bok Choi, Romain Lettuce, Paint By Numbers Seed Tape
>Agriberry: Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, and Agriberry Blend Jams
>Umami: Gourmet Coffee Beans & Teas
>AnnaB Gluten-Free Bakery: Cranberry Orange & Vegan Pumpkin Muffins; Oatmeal & Raisin, Vegan Brownie Cookies, Multigrain Gluten-Free Bread


Electronics Recycling:
The complete list of what we accept can be found here:
http://mcv-green-affairs.blogspot.com/p/recycle-your-waste-with-green-affairs.html

Here is a sampling of what you can recycle with us:
-Anything that runs on batteries or plugs into a wall
-Light bulbs (incandescent or fluorescent)
-Batteries
-Dairy containers
-Ink jet cartridges
-Old shoes
-Pizza boxes
-Mini fridges are fine to bring, but no large refrigerators please

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beautiful Weather for VCU Market in the Garden Today @ 3:30!

Fresh Produce from Rachel's Farmstand in nearby Union Hill
Nothing tastes better than fresh, homemade, and pasture-raised food from local farms and bakeries. Buy local from your weekly market at VCU, and take a tour of VCU's very own community garden. Limited plots are still available, ask for details!

Stop by for free Umami hot or iced coffee samples, and try samples of Faith Farms amazing raw honey :-)

Students - bring your ID and get a student discount!

>Faith Farms: Raw Honey & Pasture-raised Eggs, pre-order for goat cheese and pasture-raised meat - Cow shares available!
>Rachel's Farmstand: Broccolli, Kale, Spinach, Spring Onions, Garlic, Collards, Fresh Rosemary, Fresh Chives, Mustard Greens
>Agriberry: Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, and Agriberry Blend Jams
>Umami: Gourmet Coffee Beans & Teas

Next week - look forward to delicious bread, cookies & muffin's from AnnaB Gluten-Free Bakery! Free samples will be available!!!
>Blueberry, Cranberry Orange & Vegan Pumpkin Muffins; Oatmeal & Raisin, Vegan Brownie Cookies, Multigrain Gluten-Free Bread

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VCU Market in the Garden is Today!

Buy fresh and local at VCU Market in the Garden! This week we'll be featuring:

>Faith Farms: Raw Honey & Pasture-raised Eggs, pre-order for goat cheese and pasture-raised meat, free samples of fresh raw milk - Cow shares available!
>Rachel's Farmstand: Broccolli, Spinach, Spring Onions, Garlic, Collards, Fresh Rosemary
>Agriberry: Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, and Agriberry Blend Jams
>Umami: Gourmet Coffee Beans & Teas

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spring Planting with Union Hill Garden Project

Help ring in the planting season! We'll be adding some apple trees to our community orchard, planting tulips, onions, and garlic, and mulching some of the garden beds. Garden tools & gloves, water, and free snacks provided. Please bring your own water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. No gardening knowledge necessary - come and join Union Hill kids & residents, RVA community members, and VCU students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the fun!

So far we have planted 2 apricot trees, 2 cherry trees, and fig, peach, plum, and pear trees, as well as 15 blueberry bushes at this location. Two more apple trees are at 22ND and Venable. Come and check out our beautiful gardens - the bulbs and fruit trees are just starting to bloom!

Planting dates so far - meet at 871 N 22ND ST:

TODAY!
Saturday, February 23
1-4pm

Saturday, March 2
1-4pm

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shop at VCU Market in the Garden November 20th!

Stock your pantries with some of these goodies at VCU Market in the Garden November 20th, 3:30pm - 6:30pm!

Tricycle Gardens:

  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Eggplants (Ichiban, Rosita, Black Beauty)
  • Mustard Greens (Red and regular)
  • Winter Density Romaine Lettuce
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Bok Choy
  • Cherry Bell Radishes
  • Red Summer Crisp Lettuce
  • Bronze Arrow Lettuce       
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Curly Kale
  • Collards
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Arugula
Faith Farms
  • Pasture-rasied eggs
  • Raw honey
  • Hand-made egg noodles
Exclusive Goddess
  • Fair trade jewelry made from seeds, coffee beans, orange peels, and more!
AnnaB Gluten-Free Bakery
  • Vegan Brownie Cookies
  • Vegan Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Cranberry Orange Muffins
Umami Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Gourmet Coffee Beans
  • Exotic Tea Blends

Saturday, November 3, 2012

VCU Market in the Garden Returns November 20

Thanks for everyone who has made our farmer's market such a huge success! The next market is coming up soon, and it has a new name: VCU Market in the Garden. We will be giving out free hot apple cider to help everyone keep warm!

Tuesday, November 20th
3:30pm-6:30pm
Rain or Shine
VCU Community Garden
(next to Larrick Student Center)

This is the last market until Spring, when markets will start up again January 22nd, and every 3rd Tuesday after that. Come and say hi to our vendors - Umami: Gourmet Coffee and Teas, Tricycle Gardens, Faith Farms, AnnaB Gluten Free Bakery, and Rachel's Farmstand. We are working on getting additional vendors selling spices, cupcakes, chocolate, natural beauty products, and sustainable fair-trade jewelry. Let us know if there's any other kinds of products you'd like to see!

As always, we offer free recycling for electronics and other hard to recycle items. A full list of what we can accept can be found here. By recycling with us you help keep harmful chemicals out of the ground and water - good on you!