For Immediate Release
October 22, 2021
Contact Information

Duron Chavis | | 804-852-6961
The Jackson Ward Collective: Melody Short | | 212-518-4776

(BPRW) The Sankofa Community Orchard celebrates its Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 29, 2021

(Black PR Wire)  Richmond, VA — The Sankofa Community Orchard is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its location at 309 Covington Road, in Richmond, Virginia. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 29th, where attendees can tour the beautiful orchard and learn more about its products, services and programming.

This two-acre green space is dedicated to food justice and climate resiliency consisting of over 80 fruit trees in the Southside of Richmond, Va.  The orchard boasts many features to include an outdoor kitchen, a curated space for special events and numerous mural walls courtesy of local Richmond artists.

Sankofa Community Orchard is a member of The Jackson Ward Collective, a hub for Black business owners that provides connections to services, programs, technical assistance and financial support to help Black business owners Learn, Grow and Own. “We are excited to celebrate this milestone with Duron and his team. He is a leader in urban agriculture and the grand opening of the community orchard is the manifestation of his hard work and dedication to increasing access to healthy food, green spaces and more!.” said Melody Joy Short – Co-Founder, The Jackson Ward Collective

For more information on The Jackson Ward Collective to include placing membership, programming, sponsorship, becoming a strategic partner and more, email or call 212.518.4776.

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