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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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Union Hill Community Garden Planting

Our last event planting flower bulbs and vegetables was a huge success, so we're continuing our efforts for at least the next two Mondays, June 20 & 27, 5-7:30pm to plant some more veggies and flowers! A regular planting schedule for the rest of the summer will be announced shortly. We'll be meeting at the corner of 20th & O St. again, so come on out - no gardening experience necessary. Wear sturdy shoes & bring your own water bottle, gloves, watering can, trowel, large shovel, hoe, and pick ax if you have them (this soil's tough!). There will be a limited amount of extra gloves and garden tools for those without them. We will have free snacks & water to share with everyone for helping to beautify RVA!

If you aren't able to make it and would still like to help by making a donation or lending items to this ongoing project, we are in need of the following items:

  • Garden top soil, complete with fertilizer, peat, and all the other goodies
  • Coffee grounds - you can pick them up for free at your local Starbucks and arrange to drop them off for us (email
  • Garden gloves (kid and adult sizes)
  • Garden tools (trowels, shovels, hoes, pick axes, etc.)
  • Watering cans (both adult and kid sized) to give to local residents to help them keep their new gardens watered
  • Bark mulch, straw, or hay
  • Plant stakes (4-8' length)
  • Wheel barrows & garden carts
  • Garden twine (jute or other biodegradable variety)
  • Easy to grow garden seeds (e.g. marigolds, peas, beans, radishes, etc.)
  • Items to help the kids make signs for their gardens: permanent colored markers, plastic corrugated "for sale" or other signs that are blank on one side, sign stakes

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