Our Mission

RENEW RICHMOND’S MISSION

Empowering people to cultivate healthier lifestyles through growing food and understanding nutrition.

Urban farming is a solution for health disparities, economic growth, and food security, especially for people living in food desert areas. By promoting and teaching urban agriculture, we help build healthier communities.

We collaborate with local schools, small businesses, corporations, religious institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits to spread the word and skills for sustainable food practices.

Our strategy leverages urban agriculture instructional programs, curriculum-based activities, workshops, pop-up markets and entrepreneurialism. Our goal is a future in which good health, innovation and productivity thrive in all communities—regardless of socioeconomic status.

 

WHY WE RENEW RICHMOND

Growing and eating nutrient-dense food repairs the health of individuals while building healthier, more tightly knit communities.

While Renew Richmond serves everyone, we have a passion for helping low-income populations.

People in communities with socio-economic challenges face far greater risks for nutrition-related health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic obesity. Children are especially vulnerable. Nutritional deficiencies are proven contributors to behavioral disorders, cognitive impairment, and learning disabilities.

Once empowered, people of all ages can take responsibility for their food choices and make permanent, positive lifestyle changes. They in turn will educate others within their families and communities.

That’s why we Renew Richmond.