Monday, April 12, 2010

April 17th Crop Mob Flyer

Richmond Crop Mob Initiative Continues April 17
RICHMOND, VA—Richmond Crop Mob will hold its second “mob” event Saturday, April 17, at the William Byrd Community House’s (WBCH) new urban farmlet. The event will begin at 12pm and continue all afternoon, followed by a casual dinner hosted by WBCH and Crop Mob coordinators.

Richmond Crop Mob is an initiative of Richmond Ground Up, a network established by VCU graduate students to utilize social media in addressing community needs. Through media such as Facebook and Twitter, Richmond Crop Mob alerts all of its participants and followers to urban gardening volunteering opportunities, including dates, times and locations. Followers can choose to attend these “mob” events, spend time working outdoors, learn tips and tricks from other urban farmers, and help build a sustainable urban agriculture movement here in Richmond. The Richmond Crop Mob is based on the original Crop Mob initiative based in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

The first mob was held March 28, and was attended by approximately 20 workers, many of whom had no affiliation with Richmond Ground Up or WBCH. Volunteers worked throughout the afternoon creating raised planting beds, preparing the farmlet’s perimeter for fencing and building compost storage containers. The mob’s afternoon of hard work was capped with a communal meal, allowing all participants to take a place in the urban farming community.

Richmond Crop Mob’s second mob will take place April 17 at WBCH’s Byrd House Farmlet. The Byrd House Farmlet is an urban farm intended both to feed the WBCH community and to educate youth enrolled in WBCH’s Early Childhood and After School Programs about “the cycle from seed to plant to market to plate by gardening and growing their own food and selling it at the Byrd House Market.” Please visit www.wbch.org for more information.

Those who wish to join the Richmond Crop Mob initiative should become a fan of Richmond Ground Up on Facebook, email richmondgroundup@gmail.com, or visit our website richmondgroundup.blogspot.com. Any who plan on attending the mob April 17 are advised to bring work gloves, rakes, and any other basic gardening equipment they see fit.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Richmond Crop Mob Initiative Continues April 17

Richmond Crop Mob Initiative Continues April 17

RICHMOND, VA—Richmond Crop Mob will hold its second “mob” event Saturday, April 17, at the William Byrd Community House’s (WBCH) new urban farmlet. The event will begin at 12pm and continue all afternoon, followed by a casual dinner hosted by WBCH and Crop Mob coordinators.
Richmond Crop Mob is an initiative of Richmond Ground Up, a network established by VCU graduate students to utilize social media in addressing community needs. Through media such as Facebook and Twitter, Richmond Crop Mob alerts all of its participants and followers to urban gardening volunteering opportunities, including dates, times and locations. Followers can choose to attend these “mob” events, spend time working outdoors, learn tips and tricks from other urban farmers, and help build a sustainable urban agriculture movement here in Richmond. The Richmond Crop Mob is based on the original Crop Mob initiative based in the Triangle region of North Carolina.
The first mob was held March 28, and was attended by approximately 20 workers, many of whom had no affiliation with Richmond Ground Up or WBCH. Volunteers worked throughout the afternoon creating raised planting beds, preparing the farmlet’s perimeter for fencing and building compost storage containers. The mob’s afternoon of hard work was capped with a communal meal, allowing all participants to take a place in the urban farming community.
Richmond Crop Mob’s second mob will take place April 17 at WBCH’s Byrd House Farmlet. The Byrd House Farmlet is an urban farm intended both to feed the WBCH community and to educate youth enrolled in WBCH’s Early Childhood and After School Programs about “the cycle from seed to plant to market to plate by gardening and growing their own food and selling it at the Byrd House Market.” Please visit www.wbch.org for more information.
Those who wish to join the Richmond Crop Mob initiative should become a fan of Richmond Ground Up on Facebook, email richmondgroundup@gmail.com, or visit our website richmondgroundup.blogspot.com. Any who plan on attending the mob April 17 are advised to bring work gloves, rakes, and any other basic gardening equipment they see fit.



April 7, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Redding
ksredding@gmail.com
434.409.9357

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Before pics

Byrd House Farmlet
to be "Crop Mobbed"

March 28th!


All are welcome to attend.


Contact: RichmondGroundUp@gmail.com



Future Location of William Byrd Farmlet

William Byrd Community Market

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hey Crop Mobbers, exciting news from WBCH!!!!!
Sally Brown, VMFA instructor and Architectural Journalist, long time Arts and Education advocate and William Byrd Community House (WBCH) supporter, has challenged our supporters to help us "Eat Good- Grow Great"! Ms. Brown will donate $1,000 toward the Byrd House Farmlet, WBCH’s urban farm project to feed our community. We need your help! For every $20 we raise, Sally will match $10 up to $1,000. This means our "Eat Good-Grow Great Challenge Grant" will raise $3,000 to build our Byrd House Farmlet on the land located behind our gymnasium on Linden Street. These monies will purchase compost, seeds, and equipment needed to produce abundant crops from our farmlet. The produce from the farmlet will be used to provide our food pantry with fresh, locally grown food. THAT means the families we serve will EAT GOOD food and GROW GREAT minds and bodies!
Donating is easy. Click on Donate Now! before May 1. We would like to announce the total raised on Opening Day of Byrd House Market, Tuesday, May 4. Be sure to write "Farmlet" in the memo line to make sure your contribution is matched to the Byrd House Farmlet / Eat Good-Grow Great Challenge Grant. Thank You!!!
http://www.wbch.org

"How To Start A Crop Mob" in The Huffington Press

"Field Report: Plow Shares" in the New York Times

Richmond VA Crop Mob

First Richmond Crop Mob

Richmond Crop Mob
Initiative Launch

March 28

RICHMOND, VA—Richmond Crop Mob will hold its first “mob” event Sunday, March 28, at the William Byrd Community House’s (WBCH) new urban Farmlet. The event will begin at 12pm and continue all afternoon, followed by a casual dinner hosted by WBCH and Crop Mob coordinators.
Richmond Crop Mob is an initiative of Richmond Ground Up, a network established by VCU graduate students to utilize social media in addressing community needs. Through media such as Facebook and Twitter, Richmond Crop Mob will alert all of its participants and followers to urban gardening volunteering opportunities, including dates, times and locations. Followers can choose to attend these “mob” events, spend time working outdoors, learn tips and tricks from other urban farmers, and help build a sustainable urban agriculture movement here in Richmond. The Richmond Crop Mob is based on the original Crop Mob initiative based in the Triangle region of North Carolina.
Richmond Crop Mob’s first “mob” will take place March 28 at WBCH’s Byrd House Farmlet. The Byrd House Farmlet is an urban farm intended both to feed the WBCH community and to educate youth enrolled in WBCH’s Early Childhood and After School Programs about “the cycle from seed to plant to market to plate by gardening and growing their own food and selling it at the Byrd House Market.” Please visit www.wbch.org for more information. Participants, called “mobbers,” at this event can anticipate planting, building a hoop house, spreading wood chips, clearing brush and building compost bins.


Those who wish to join the Richmond Crop Mob initiative should email richmondgroundup@gmail.com, or visit our website richmondgroundup.blogspot.com. We are also on Facebook