Ginter Urban Gardeners is sowing seeds of collaboration in
Jackson Ward, Church Hill, the East End and Fulton by cultivating community
engagement to create urban green spaces. The initiative teaches best practices
in sustainable agriculture, urban landscape and garden design, project
management and volunteer coordination, enabling Richmond’s most vulnerable
populations to affect positive change in their own communities.
Primary Population Served
Since its inception a year ago, Ginter Urban Garden program has chronicled these accomplishments: 1. Installed the Sixth Mount Zion Community Garden in Richmond’s Jackson Ward. 2. Staffed four Beautiful RVA projects with trained Ginter Urban Gardener volunteer coordinators: Richmond Low Line Farmstrong Urban Farm Sixth Mount Zion Community Garden McDonough Community Garden 3. Secured funding for the Gilpin Court Community Garden from Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the Richmond Peace Education Center and Ginter Urban Gardener Ram Bhagat. Rachel Loughlin, a Ginter Urban Gardner program participant, describes her experience in this blog post: http://www.lewisginter.org/ginter-urban-gardening/ Members of the spring 2017 Ginter Urban Gardner cohort share their personal narratives about trust building, self-discovery and working together to affect positive change in this video: http://www.lewisginter.org/urban-greening-purpose/ Ginter Urban Gardner Shelly Bowman shares her reflections about building strong communities through beautification here: http://www.lewisginter.org/the-verdant-heart/