Help Celebrate at Happy Lot Farm

Happy Lot Farm founder Andromeda Brooks (far left) leads this volunteer effort to transform a vacant lot into a working farm for the community. Join them for a day of service on January 15.

Happy Lot Farm welcomes the community to its fifth annual block party and day of service. Individuals and groups are invited to help out with painting, weeding, and watering. Stay for lunch, birthday cake, music, and prizes!

Led by founder and head farmer Andromeda Brooks, Happy Lot volunteers have been busy over the past year improving the farm: they’ve rebuilt raised beds, planted crops, pulled weeds, and installed irrigation lines. This once-vacant lot is now a vibrant working farm with a fruit orchard, vegetable beds, honeybees, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. The farm freely gives away crops, eggs, and honey with a request that people eat what they take (or give it to someone in need) and, if possible, put in a bit of time on the farm.

For those who want to get involved, Happy Lot holds a work day on the third Saturday of each month and a farm camp on Sundays. Come visit, learn about gardening, volunteer some time, and pick your own produce. Contributions of snacks/lunch for volunteers, clean-up and beautification supplies, and cash donations are welcome. Info: here or

5th Annual Happy Lot Farm & Garden Birthday Block Party & Day of Service
Monday January 15, 10am–2pm
45 1st St, Richmond

Photos courtesy of Happy Lot Farm.