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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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

VCU Community Garden Strawberry Festival

Join us for the grand opening of VCU's Community Garden at the VCU Strawberry Festival Earth Day Celebration tomorrow!

VCU Strawberry Festival
1-4pm
Tuesday, April 24th
VCU Community Garden, 900 Turpin St.
Next to Larrick Student Center (1 block North of 10th & Leigh)
MPC folks: Get off the #84 Campus Connector at the MCV Campus Bookstore, first stop on Leigh St.

This is a zero waste event, which means than all dinnerware will be biodegradable and collected along with food waste for composting.

We have many exciting things planned!

  • Recycling of electronics and other hard to recycle waste
    • 1-6pm (extended hours) at VCU Community Garden
    • For a full list of items you can drop off, see our recycling page
    • Yes, we accept VCU Surplus!
  • Free food from House of Homemade
    • Strawberry pound cake slices
    • Mini Strawberry cupcakes
    • Strawberry Iced Tea
    • Strawberry shortcake cookies
    • Fresh strawberry & pineapple kabobs
  • Free Ice Cream from Bev's Homemade Ice Cream in Carytown
    • Strawberry
    • Chocolate
    • Vanilla
  • Take the VCU Sustainability Pledge and join the Green Unity newsletter for a chance to win prizes!
  • Composting display and information from Natural Organic Process Enterprises
    • NOPE has partnered with VCU to compost food waste from Shafer Dining Hall and will be expanding to collect from 7 locations on both campuses next year!
  • Learn how we constructed the water-saving wicking and hugelkultur beds, and how you can make your own at home
  • Free bike repair from VCU Outdoor adventure program
  • RamBikes - VCU's new bike share - will have info on how you can rent bikes for free!
  • Free bike safety info, free bike & laptop registration with VCU Police
  • Zipcar information and on-site registration with VCU Parking and Transportation
  • Slow Food RVA will be there to show you healthy & delicious eating options
  • Fresh produce, farm products, and plants for sale
    • Faith Farms
      • Pasture-raised eggs
      • Local honey
      • Homemade egg noodles (plain, tomato-basil, other flavors!)
      • Their famous Blackberry Jam!
      • Possibly Amish Roll Butter as well
    • Agriberry
      • Fresh local strawberry
      • Possibly fresh asparagus and strawberry jam!
    • Green Unity Plant & Sustainable Merchandise Sale
      • Help us raise funds for our Community Outreach Efforts!
      • Recycled cotton Green Unity T-shirts (XS-XL $10, 2XL-3XL $15)
      • Green Unity Water Bottles - on sale for $8 each
      • Chico bag 100% recycled PET Earth bags - on sale for $8 each (below retail price!)
      • Rain Barrels, 60 gallon capacity, brass fittings - $55
      • Upcycled T-shirt bags - $1 each
      • Tomatoes
        • Heirloom (many types)
        • Container-type (determinate)
      • Peppers
        • Various Mild
        • Various Spicy
      • Cucumbers
        • Compact bush (container-type)
        • Vining
      • Herbs - tasty & great for pest protection!
        • Chives
        • Thyme
        • Oregano
      • Flowers - beautiful & great for pest protection!
        • Marigolds
        • Petunias
        • Nasturtiums
    • Rachel's Farmstand
      • Grown hyper-local, less than 2 min. drive from VCU's garden (22nd & Carrington, Sundays 12-3pm)
      • Carrots
      • Romaine Lettuce
      • Mustard Greens
      • Rainbow Chard
      • Spinach
      • Joi Choi (Bok Choi)
      • Radishes
      • Spring Onions
      • Fresh Herbs
        • Cilantro
        • Thyme
        • Rosemary
        • Oregano
        • Limited quantities of basil

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