Recycled window greenhouse ribbon cutting at Tricycle Gardens today

03/10/2011 5:18 PM by

The recycled window greenhouse ribbon cutting at Tricycle Gardens was today at 3PM. If you missed it, they’ve got bunch of things planned for next few weeks….

“Recycled window” greenhouse ribbon cutting on March 10th. SB Cox built its first greenhouse at Tricycle Gardens HQ last Saturday. Have you seen it? If not, stop by this Thursday when the team from SB Cox, led by Lorie Lythgoe, and the National Association of Women in Construction put the finishing touches on this amazing creation. Official ribbon cutting is at 3pm.

Seed Swap and Potluck on March 12th. Join Tricycle Gardens from noon to 2pm for an afternoon of fun! Bring some seeds or perennials to trade. Go home with new varieties, tips and stories! Bring a dish to share (optional) and a garden hat to decorate…if you are feeling crafty!

Sign up for the Sub-Irrigated Planter workshop on March 19th! A great DIY workshop, hosted by Tricycle’s very own Design Build Specialist – Danny Finney, for the urban container gardener or anyone who wants to produce high yields and can be used on roofs, patios, balconies, decks – anywhere! SIPs are conservation devices that introduce water from the bottom of the container. A discussion about “soil less” growing mediums you can make yourself will also be part of the workshop. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Registration is open! To sign-up for this workshop please email or call 804.231.7767. Workshop pricing: $35.00 (includes SIP), Instruction only = $10.00

Urban Mushroom Growing workshop on March 26th. Learn about mushroom biology, ecology & urban permaculture. Activities include several hands-on small space gardening methods for cultivating mushrooms on logs, coffee grounds, cardboard, compost and other urban wastes! Every participant takes home a bag of oyster mushroom spawn – this is an excellent species for growing mushrooms on many available urban resources. Dress appropriately for the weather. Limit 20 participants – please register in advance! Two (2) scholarships are available for this workshop. Please contact Tricycle Gardens for more information.

Registration is open! To sign-up for this workshop please email or call 804.231.7767. Workshop pricing: $65.00

Virginia. Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a tragic phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”. Providing viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives, Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating the greater meaning surrounding the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message – but will we listen? Movie showing at 2pm and 6:30pm.



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