MORE THAN JUST A GARDEN
All proceeds from the Downtown Runaround go to support Downtown Greens in our mission to promote food security in our community!
Downtown Greens promotes environmental care by preserving two urban garden areas, using sustainable gardening methods, teaching children through a weekly Garden Club, and raising bees with the Urban Bees program.
We offer programs for children and adults that cultivate environmental literacy. Kids meet after school and throughout the summer to grow a garden together and learn about how food is grown. Workshops and events teach organic growing techniques and earth stewardship to all members of the community.
Downtown Greens is under contract to purchase and conserve a 56-acre parcel of land that contains living wetlands and mature trees, as well as the last farmland in Fredericksburg. As an extension of what Downtown Greens has been doing for over 25 years, this project will protect and nurture urban greenspace, teach the community about sustainable and organic growing techniques and provide accessible open space.
The unparalleled 56-acre parcel of land is the last of its kind here in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It contains living wetlands, mature trees, and nearly 20 acres of the last working agricultural space in the city. This entire space is what makes it unique and worth saving. Downtown Greens intends to purchase and use this special property to further its mission in the following three areas: Accessible Greenspace, creation of an Agricultural Training Center, and new opportunities for Nature Based Learning.
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