Today is Earth Day and Harris Wheeler and Tom Tracy joined about a dozen persons cleaning up a community orchard and tree demo area in downtown Petersburg. The project was organized by Dr. Marcus Comer of Virginia State University.

5 Harding Street, Petersburg. The former recreation center
that has been transformed into an urban ag. center.

Harris Wheeler (foreground) Board Member      
of the VTC and the Environmental Institute      


Joel Koci of VCE and VSU cutting overgrown
weed trees along the culvert. Joel frequently
speaks at VTC events

Harris Wheeler hard at work                           

One of the very few times when Dr. Comer 
was not pulling weeds or hauling debris

Joel Koci and the VSU
Tree Campus Sign                                         


Cynthia M., the person who handled 
logistics (including the snacks!)

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.
We are partnering with Virginia State University on a service project in Petersburg. The event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm BUT we are asking for your help either from 9:00 to 12:00 or else from 12:00 to 3:00 (three-hour blocks of time).  Download the flyer 
Can you help? Contact us: 757-464-1004 or