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Evergreen Cemetery Awarded UNESCO Designation

RICHMOND, Va. (June 3, 2019) — Neglected, overgrown, and tucked away deep in the woods of the East End of Richmond surrounded by two landfills, Historic Evergreen Cemetery was easy to miss. That is destined to change now that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded this sacred site official designation…


Were These Just Pretty Pictures?

Ancarrow eventually took 35,000 slides of wildflowers, 350 of which were generously digitized and are available on the Ancarrow Wildflower Digital Archives, thanks to an agreement between VCU Libraries and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Newton and the Wildflowers

A blog series presented by Plants of the James River Project Blog 3: Newton and the WildflowersAncarrow Boatworks built high-end, fast boats for wealthy people, including royalty. They were the height of sailing fashion, comparable to automobiles of the day, with long fin-like projections at the stern. Wealthy people often like to see their boats being…

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Who is Newton Ancarrow?

This blog series explores Richmond native, Newton Ancarrow’s, relationship to native plants.


What in the World is the PJRP?

Botanical art is a scientific discipline, and combines aesthetics, accuracy, and precision. We typically draw or paint a plant, shown in one of a few ways: by itself, in its natural environment, or with related plants.

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Letter from the Executive Director: 17th Street Market

Dear Friends: Twenty-five years is a long time. That’s how long Enrichmond has been involved in the 17th Street Market. Back in 1994, we were among those sustaining and creating a vision for this historic market and public space and, over the years, we have had a hand in helping it come to life. Along…

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Earth Day of Service Activates 215 Volunteers

On Saturday, April 27, 215 community members came together to clean up and beautify their neighborhoods during Enrichmond’s Earth Day of Service event. Volunteers met at six different public spaces, working from 9am-12pm on projects like invasive plant removal, trash pick up, tree plantings, and general beautification. Chimborazo Park saw the most volunteers, with 50…


Celebrating Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month! So far in 2019, we’ve worked with over 600 volunteers, mostly at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. While we celebrate volunteers all year long, this month we are thanking a few special volunteers who we nominated for the the Community Foundation’s Power of Good celebration. Timothy Henly A special thank you to…


Spring is here, and it’s time to come to the Market!

The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, and the 17th Street Market is hosting activities to help you get outside! Jump start healthy habits at our Tuesday Capoeira classes, Wednesday yoga sessions, and Thursday farmers markets. There’s something for everyone at the Market. Enjoy live music, shop local artisans at the Richmond Night Market,…


17th Street Market: Grand Opening and Beyond!

The 17th Street Market re-opened in November 2018 and we can’t wait to start seeing you at the Market every week starting in spring and summer 2019! A Grand Celebration The 17th Street Market celebrated its Grand Opening on Friday, November 30th, 2018. Mayor Levar Stoney commemorated the opening of this long-awaited project with a…


Celebration and Conservation at Historic Evergreen Cemetery: MLK Day 2019

Thank you to the over 300 volunteers who served at Historic Evergreen Cemetery yesterday in honor of Dr. King. Volunteer service is, and continues to be, invaluable to the process of restoring this sacred site. Special thanks to large volunteer groups who came out: VCU Honors College Students, Christchurch School, The Sigma Delta Zeta Chapter of…


TreeLab on YouTube

TreeLab has launched its own YouTube channel! On the TreeLab channel you’ll find educational videos about plant-related topics, like seed processing, planting techniques, and greenhouse care. If you’re interested in learning more about how plants work, or want to try something new in your garden, click “Subscribe”!  The first video demonstrates how to process pawpaw…

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