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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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Learn to Garden with Green Unity & MCV-C Green Affairs Team

Learning soil amendment & mulching techniques
Basic Gardening Workshop
10a-4p, Sat, Sept 23rd
Everyone Welcome!
Cost: Free!

Want to learn more about gardening? Anything from composting to weed and pest control, this day is for you! All are welcome to attend this free workshop that will give you the basic skills you need for starting a garden. Learn about building soil quality, prepping ground for planting, planting, care of plants, integrated planting, pest management techniques and more. We will plant cold weather crops such as mustard & collard greens, Broccoli, Lettuce, Garlic, Onions, and Celery.

Meet us out at the VCU Comm
unity Garden for a day of fun gardening. We'll start at the site (900 Turpin St right off of the corner of Leigh and 9th St.) and spend a while there and then head on our way up to Rachel's house in Church Hill (871 N 22ND ST) for more at her lovely backyard garden.

Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. There will be water available, however, please try to bring your own reusable bottle to lower our contribution to the landfill. Please bring $5 for pizza if you are staying for lunch.

Other upcoming workshops include:
10a-1p, Sat, Sept 29th - Rain Barrel Workshop - $60, participants take home rain barrel
1:30pm, Sat, Sept 29th - Vermiculture & Yard Composting Workshop - $30, participants take home worm compost bin. $20 if participants bring their own rubber made-type bin (non-transparent only)
10a-1p, Sat, Oct 6th - Self-Watering Planter Workshop - $30, participants take home their own self-watering planter.


  1. Thanks a lot for sharing the schedules. Definitely helpful. I really wish I can attend but it is too faraway in our region. I very interested in gardening.

    Elle @ Cheap Sheds New Zealand Limited

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