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The Wonders of Westwood

The playground, today, looks spiffy, clean and new. But Tammy Rose can see this place as it was decades ago, when she played here as a little girl.


Revolutionary Roots

For Duron Chavis, McDonough is more than just a space to grow tomatoes. It’s a matter of taking back control, of food justice, of connecting communities with the means of production for the food they eat.


Where the Sidewalk Ends

An order of nuns once shielded themselves from the public in a monastery on Taylor’s Hill, praying that the city’s war wounds would heal. Today, the battle on Taylor’s Hill is fought between man and nature.


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.


A Tree Grows in Fonticello

“Know that this is for community gleaning, this is public food,”


Flying Bikes in Fulton

It’s a hot, sunny weekend in early September. Schools have just opened up, pools have started to close, and the leaves around the track have started to turn a little orange, but at the Gillies Creek Park BMX track, summer is in full swing. It’s race day for Richmond BMX, but no one at the…


A Market with a Mission

Grassy, sunny and filled with friendly faces, Birdhouse Farmers Market might be just the antidote to a trip to your grocery store.  On warm Tuesday evenings, Richmonders descend on the Randolph market to stroll its stalls stacked with abundant, colorful produce and other local foods. The pace is leisurely, the vendors are friendly and September’s…

Richmond Cider Celebration

Fall 2019 Event Locations Announced!

We are proud to present our Fall 2019 event season, including this year’s locations for each event! We’re so excited to continue supporting and promoting Greater Richmond’s public spaces with you this Fall. This season’s focus is on engaging volunteers, raising funds for our Partner groups, and engaging our attendees with the festival themes in…


Volunteers Needed for Richmond Dog Festival!

Enrichmond needs Brew Crew, Green Team, Bounce House, and Doggie Cool Down Station volunteers that will help us create a fun, interactive event for all of our guests at the Richmond Dog Festival! *Please note: The Richmond Dog Festival will feature lots of – you guessed it – DOGS! If you do not enjoy working…


Invasive Plant Alert: Wavyleaf Grass

Wavyleaf grass, a highly invasive plant species, has been found in a new location in Virginia. Recently a small patch was discovered in the Historic Evergreen Cemetery in the City of Richmond. TreeLab staff identified the patch and alerted the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, who came to the site and confirmed the ID.…


Welcome, Genifer!

Genifer Ross is the new Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for Enrichmond’s Family of Volunteers. She is a Mississippi native with a strong background in volunteerism and community engagement. She comes to Enrichmond from Health Brigade and is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna. She is excited to work with each volunteer at Enrichmond. To volunteers, from…


What is Botanical Art?

A blog series by Plants of the James River Project Blog 7: What is Botanical Art? I have been writing about Newton Ancarrow and our project in this blog series. But I’ve never specifically discussed botanical art. There are many misunderstandings about botanical art. In order to understand what it is, I must make a distinction…

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