By Chris Treadway
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm in Richmond.
The emerging movement to promote locally grown produce and self-sufficiency in Richmond was in evidence Saturday at the city’s free compost distribution event at Civic Center Plaza.
Along with soil-enriching compost created at the West County Landfill from the green waste collection program, residents could get free vegetable plants, learn about the seed-lending program at the Richmond Library, get information on recycling, sign up for an energy audit and learn about the benefits of home composting.
During the event youth volunteers were tending the community garden next to the Richmond Main Library.
“This is the good part of Richmond right here,” said resident Michael Beer. “This is the future.”