Tricycle Gardens began over a decade ago, when a group of neighbors in Church Hill, looking to address urban blight within their neighborhood, broke ground on Richmond’s first community garden- Jefferson Avenue Community Garden. Urban myth has it that the name was born in that garden when volunteers unearthed old tricycle parts while installing the first raised beds.
In February 2017, the first Tricycle Certificate and Fellowship in Urban Agriculture will begin. This 11-month long immersive program will provide classroom instruction in the business and practice of sustainable, urban agriculture. When paired with the hands-on experience provided in the Fellowship, participants will utilize their newly-developed skills on Tricycle’s urban farm sites and with Tricycle’s mission programs.
By providing technical training and experience in the field, participants will be prepared to enter the workforce through jobs supporting Richmond’s food system. Some of Tricycle’s previous Urban Ag Fellows and interns have established their own farms, created a composting business, or worked to manage other urban farms.
Scholarships for tuition and fees are provided for all 2017 ricycle Certificate and Fellowship program participants. CLICK HERE for more info and to apply, and contact Beth Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804)231-7767 with any further questions.