Richmond couple creates urban farm to help feed their community

Posted on Jul 31 2018 - 6:54am by UOG

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“From high above, the Bellemeade-Oak Grove neighborhood looks like any other one in south Richmond. However, if you move in a bit closer, you’ll see one backyard on Wright Avenue that makes the neighborhood unique. That’s because you are looking at a farm right in the heart of the area, and it yields much more than fruits and vegetables. Farm life. It is the lesson of the day for these young ladies of Camp Diva.”

“They are showing them that no matter the size of a farm, if they till the soil and plant the seed, greatness can grow. It’s a lesson that applies in many areas of life. “If they feel like they don’t have access to it, well guess what? You can create it,” said Chambers. You can usually find Alia and Jeremy at the Birdhouse Farm Market every other Tuesday. However, later this month, they will begin opening the farm to everyone on Saturday mornings.



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