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Richmond & Urban Agriculture

This discussion will focus on the current growth of urban agriculture projects in the city of Richmond. Community Gardens, Urban CSA’s, backyard chickens and new Farmer’s Markets are springing up across the city. What impact is this new movement having on the way we eat in Richmond? What obstacles stand in its way?


Duron Chavis - Community Engagement Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Hunter Hopcroft - Special Projects Director, Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market

Sally Schwitters - Executive Director, Tricycle Gardens

Omari Al-Qadaffi - Community Activist, Richmond Food Justice Alliance