Friday, February 21, 2014

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities Announces Urban Agriculture Classes

Join the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Communitiy Facilities for the Urban Agriculture Learning Series.  Classes are scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. 

The full schedule is listed below.

February 22:  
    Duron Chavis of Happy Natural Day presenting “Economic Impacts of Urban Farming
    Victoria Campbell presenting “Preparing the Urban Land for Crop Production

March 1:
    David Stover presenting “Beekeeping”  
    Jan Thomas of the Richmond Tree Stewards presenting “Caring for Your Fruit Trees

March 8:
    Ellen Shepard of Lynwood Holton Elementary presenting “Developing School Gardens
    Lisa Taranto of Keelona Farm presenting “Organic Insect Control

March 15:
    Kristi Orcutt from Lewis Ginter Botanical GardensHow to Get Your Garden to Grow
    Sean Sheppard of Backyard Farmers presenting “Sustainable Agriculture as an Entrepreneurial Opportunity” 

 March 22:
    Bruno Welsh of CompostRVA with “Composting
    Cheryl Crawford with “Fundamentals of Preserving Your Garden Crops

 March 29:
    John Lewis of Renew Richmond presenting “Vermiculture –Worms
   Ana Edwards presenting “Cooking What You Grow

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

City of Richmond Announces Closures for Inclement Weather

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, City of Richmond Administration has announced the release all non-essential employees at 4 p.m. All Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facility activities scheduled for Wednesday February 12, 2014 are cancelled for this evening.

Please visit or call 3-1-1 for updates on City services and potential closures for Thursday February 13, 2014. 

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City Offices Closed February 17 In Observance Of Washington’s Birthday

City of Richmond’s government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014, in observance of Washington’s Birthday. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, February 18.

As a result of the observance, all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers will also be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.

Refuse collection will not be performed on Monday, as the City’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed. Refuse collection will resume on Tuesday and continue through Friday, February 21.

The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations also will also be closed on Monday, February 17. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday.

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