Bring your shovels, your plants, your dirty hands.
Richmond Crop Mob is an initiative of Richmond Ground Up, a network established by 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, 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 is a social media advocacy movement and alert tool for urban farmers, gardeners, and green thumb volunteers. This new platform allows interested participants to engage in growing urban farming/gardening movements throughout the Richmond, Virginia community and facilitates access to information about ongoing urban farming practices.
Through social media, the Richmond Crop Mob will alert volunteers to unpaid urban farming projects that are hosted by community organizations. These short calls for participation will be advertised through text messages, blog posts, tweets, facebook updates, etc. Like the growing flash mobs movement around the world, the Richmond Crop Mob asks for volunteer participation with local communities and strives to create awareness about current social issues. Ultimately, the Richmond Crop Mob will support the successful implementation of volunteer engagement with urban farming and gardening programs in Richmond.
Richmond Crop Mob seeks help from volunteers to assist in the needs of Richmond’s urban farming and gardening community partners.
To get on our volunteer list please ontact us at- RichmondGroundUp@gmail.com
“Anywhere there’s dirt, a community can grow.” Rob Jones (Crop Mob participant)
Who are we?
Richmond Ground Up is a site dedicated to organizations and citizens who want to use new forms of social media to address contemporary concerns or publicize events. This open listing offers organizations and individuals a place to come together and share information about their community and projects in the Richmond, Virginia area.