Veteran Spotlight: J. Maurice Hopkins, ExPRT member

J. Maurice Hopkins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Vietnam War. He shared with us his story of service and, more recently, the final Honor Flight to recognize WWII veterans, to which Korean and Vietnam War veterans were also invited to attend. He is a member of the ExPRT advisory team for Historic Evergreen Cemetery.

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Veteran Spotlight: Alexander “Al” Smith, ExPRT member

Today we are sharing Mr. Alexander “Al” Smith’s story of his service in the U.S. Army as well as the Virginia National Guard. He is a member of the advisory ExPRT team for Historic Evergreen Cemetery and frequently volunteers the services of his tractor to help with work onsite. Thank you to Al and all veterans for your service!

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Memorial Day Spotlight: Maggie L. Walker’s Family Traditions

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for all of the servicemen and women who have served our country and given their all to keep us safe. There are many traditions associated with Memorial Day and visiting cemeteries is one shared across time and place throughout the United States. One of the most famous residents of Historic Evergreen Cemetery, Mrs. Maggie L. Walker, had a family tradition of visiting Evergreen Cemetery on Memorial Day.

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Gardening Tips from Vicky Campbell

Vicky Campbell, who works with the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities, has compiled helpful handouts to guide you through your gardening this spring and summer.

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Support Public Spaces During COVID-19

The Enrichmond Foundation’s mission is to nurture placemaking by empowering the people, parks, and public spaces of Richmond. It enacts its mission by serving as a support organization for volunteer…

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April Remote Volunteer Highlight: Katherine Gomez Nelson

We’re highlighting the stories of some of our volunteers for East End and Evergreen Cemeteries who are working remotely while COVID-19 limits on-site volunteer activities at the cemeteries. Our remote volunteers are doing work crucial to reclaiming information lost at the two cemeteries. Their roles include Biography Writer, Cemetery Research, and Record Transcription.

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An Important Announcement Concerning Tricycle Urban Ag

We wanted to share an important announcement from one of our most successful partners — Tricycle Urban Ag. Enrichmond will be working with Tricycle staff and graduates to ensure a successful transition and preservation of their amazing programming and green space activation.

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Community Storytelling: McDonough Community Garden

A native of Richmond’s Southside, Duron Chavis is the community engagement manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. In his position, he coordinates dynamic initiatives like the twelve-week Ginter Urban Gardener program, which invites residents to help create and sustain public green spaces throughout the city. Each cohort focuses on a specific part of town. The fourth cohort turned its attention south of the James River, returning Duron to the first garden he ever started.

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