Creating a More Beautiful RVA
by Randee Humphrey, Director of Education, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Last week, several dozen community influencers rallied at the Garden for a “roll up your sleeves” workshop that focused on developing components for a Community Greening ToolKit. The ToolKit is an outcome of conversations over the past year about how to create an enabling environment in greater Richmond for more community-based, grassroots greening and beautification projects. So now, with a $50,000 grant from The Community Foundation, that’s what we’re building, with lots of engagement from the community activists who comprise Beautiful RVA.
The vision of Beautiful RVA is to engage and empower citizens to foster an improved quality of life for all in greater Richmond through public horticulture, urban greening, and community-based beautification. Ultimately, we all want a more economically prosperous, socially resilient, and healthier region, and greening efforts can impact everyone’s quality of life. All are welcomed to participate in creating a more Beautiful RVA — to connect with this movement, just send an e-mail to randeeh *at* lewisginter.org
To join the conversation online, search Twitter for #BeautifulRVA