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Celebrate a decade of catalytic growth with Tricycle!

Tricycle Garden’s newsletter celebrates a decade of catalytic growth. Catalytic development is a shift away from the “dominant approach to city-building” and includes three defining features:

  • Patient equity: financial equity that has expectations of returns over the long term (5+ years)
  • Integrated development: encouraging growth and jobs throughout the city, at the same time promoting a cohesive society and better environment
  • Employment first: substantial employment growth early in the redevelopment or significant opportunities for entry-level work

Here is an example of an acquisitions agency based in Richmond, VA. For Tricycle, the mission is to bring the neighborhood of Church Hill together through action and education with multiple programs like the Urban Ag Certificate and Fellowship Program (“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.), food access and outreach, their farmer’s market, numerous opportunities for advocacy and volunteerism and more. Check out their website here!



Reserve your tickets for the 10th Annual Harvest Celebration here.

Do you know an individual or organization who embodies FOOD? Nominate them for the coveted Golden Trowel Award here.

Interested in sponsoring the Harvest Celebration? Email for more details.

Can’t attend but want to make a tax-deductible donation? You can do so here.



Way to Grow, East End!

Way To Grow, East End!

Curious about the urban farm tucked away on 32nd Street? Come take a tour of the farm at 31st Street Baptist Church.

Learn about Tricycle’s mission to grow a healthy future through urban agriculture. Experience how food is grown sustainably in your community. Engage with your neighbors in a beautiful space.

Tour is open to all ages. Donations are accepted.

31st Street Baptist Church Urban Farm
Saturday, September 8, 2018
11:30 AM-12:30 PM | 801 N. 32nd Street | RVA



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Emily Klinedinst
Emily Klinedinst
2 years ago

What do you mean by ‘catalytic growth’?

jean mcdaniel
jean mcdaniel
2 years ago

i would like an answer to Emily’s question. Especially since this post is just a not so well disguised attempt to get donations. I have spent the last three months trying to get an answer to how a $5,400.00 donation was spent by this organization. So far all I have gotten is, ” the person that is responsible for that is on maternity leave, I already gave you that, I will get the accountant to give it to you. ” I have yet to receive any information. My e=mails go unanswered and this is public information and should be available… Read more »

2 years ago

#1 – Whatever else it might be, praise jesus it is a shift away from the “dominant approach to city-building.”

Let’s have a bit of inferior/ineffective/trivial/unimportant city building instead. All are antonyms of dominant and provide evidence to Richmond being solidly on the shift away from the dominant approach to city building

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