Studies show reliable access to healthy, filling food increases kindergarten preparedness, which can lead to better outcomes and reduce some of the challenges vexing this region
That’s why Robins Foundation supports organizations like Tricycle Gardens that use innovation to solve inequalities in the Richmond area. Tricycle has a unique approach to eliminating food deserts and health disparities across the city. By applying and sharing long-dormant urban farming practices, they work to boost the economy and increase access by lower-income, urban communities to fresh, nutritious food options year-round.
Tricycle also offers a Certification in Urban Agriculture and Fellowship, developed in part and recognized by the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service. The program, the first of its kind, will teach the new, incoming generation of farmers the best and latest in urban agriculture and address problems facing both the industry and the Richmond community in state-of-the-art urban ag facilities.
If you’re interested in urban agriculture can also learn about the business and practice of urban farming in weekly classes. Click here to explore what Tricycle has to offer.