One Book, One Richmond

Trip to William Byrd Community House & Peter Paul Development Center
Friday, November 14
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Richmond, VA

Join us for a field trip to visit two organizations doing community gardening in Richmond!  We will visit the Peter Paul Development Center and William Byrd Community House.  

2:00p.m. Meet at the transportation hub and travel to PPDC
2:30 p.m. Arrive at PPDC
2:30.m.-3:15p.m. Visit/Tour/Hear from Adrienne Cole re: PPDC community and teaching gardens, feeding programs, and partnerships with Central Kitchen and Tricycle Gardens
3:15p.m.-3:30p.m. Travel to WBCH
3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Visit/Tour/Hear from Ana Edwards re: WBCH's farmlet, market, community gardens, and other involvement in the local food movement
4:30p.m.-5p.m. Travel back to campus

William Byrd Community House (WBCH) is a 90-year old organization that provides a community of services to help individuals and families address immediate challenges and draw on their strengths to build self-sufficiency.  Those visiting are among the community’s most vulnerable families – 100% are at or below Federal Poverty Level guidelines. Each struggles with multiple problems that are unique and complex in nature such as food, housing, utilities, and childcare. 

The Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is an outreach and community service ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in the East End of Richmond. The center’s mission is to build a community of learners by engaging and challenging children, families and seniors through programs that enhance academic achievement, provide cultural enrichment and promote self-esteem and lifelong self-sufficiency. The center offers programs for children ages 8 to 18, seniors and their families.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement


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