Weekends in Richmond: EcoVillage Farm educates on Earth Day
on April 23, 2012
On Saturday, dozens turned out at Richmond’s EcoVillage Farm to celebrate Earth Day. Shyaam M. Shabaka, the farm’s founder and executive director, gave a guided tour of the estate and offered tips on growing food in an urban environment.
The EcoVillage Farm Learning Center was established in 2002 and has since been teaching community members about healthy eating and environmental conservation. On Saturday, kids of all ages learned about caring for farm animals including rabbits, goats, sheep and chickens while adults learned about urban farming and listened to the music of famous bluesman Clarence Van Hook. Enjoy these pictures from Saturday’s celebration and watch a clip from Van Hook’s performance.
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