The Whole Foods on West Broad has partnered with Richmond's own Backyard Farmer to create what they have named the Village Community Garden. It is located in the West Broad Village development. This Community Garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for Whole Foods run programs. Produce grown in the garden will be for sale at Whole Foods, and used in some of their prepared foods. In addition, rental plots will be available.
To kick off their community garden opening Whole Foods has a series of events taking place Wednesday June 23 through Saturday June 22.
Next Wednesday the 23rd is their 5% day. Five percent of all of their sales from that day will will go to the new Richmond chapter of Slow Food!
Thursday June 24 farmer's market with live music.
Friday June 25 at 9:00pm Whole Foods is doing a free outdoor screening of the movie FRESH.
Finally, on Saturday the 26 from 11am-4pm their will be an open house for the community garden.