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Thursday, April 14, 2011

William Snyder Leads Green Lunch Discussion for Tricycle Gardens

Snyder's Article for the East End Charette, August 2010
We are proud to partner with Tricycle Gardens for VCU Earth Week's Green Lunch Discussion with William Snyder.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011
12pm-1pm
Courtend Ballroom,
Larrick Student Center
900 Turpin St.
Everyone Welcome
Door Prizes to be Won!
Please RSVP for Free Lunch



Immediately following the Green Lunch, Tricycle Gardens will be offering tours of their Urban Farm (9th & Bainbridge), with free round-trip transportation provided from Larrick Center by To the Bottom and Back Bus (please RSVP).

Snyder is the Chairman of Tricycle Garden's Board of Directors, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, and the host of the newly debuted radio show, RVA Open Source.

The focus of discussion will be urban agriculture's role in a vibrant community and human health. About gardening, Snyder says,

"I started gardening as a child at my grandmother’s house. She lived in a grand old Southern house and kept her boxwoods and roses perfectly trimmed. But, she said her roots were country so she maintained about a ¼-acre vegetable garden in the backyard. From that I learned about crop diversity, beneficials, companion planting and so on. It was accidentally organic, fertilized with manure from the farm. All that’s changed since then is that I’m consciously organic now."

You can catch Snyder's radio show on WRIR, 97.3 FM, every Friday, 10-11am. In the meantime, check out the podcast of last week's show here.

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