Functional Ceramics:
from planting to eating

Application for
Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Students

Transportation provided for RPS schools

Join us in making connections between ceramic arts, plant cultivation, and food justice! Participants will work outside in the community garden at Girls For A Change and learn various skills of hand building with clay while thinking about our relationship to nature through creativity. Participants will also create ceramic planters for themselves and community members while becoming versed in resourcefulness, food justice, and cultivation of plants. Participants will develop an appreciation for nature from diverse perspectives.

Recipes for Success: Culinary, Culture, and Change
In this program, participants will learn essential principles and practical step-by-step techniques for preparing customized meals and getting started in a career as a professional personal chef or just learn how to perfect home-cooked meals. They will also learn to cultivate, harvest and create a better relationship with food and nature through this collaboration with Open Space. By providing Black girls with early access, we believe that with training, goals, and passion participants will increase representation for Black girls and women in culinary arts. Build Professionalism, Skills And Integrity while learning math and science.


Free to RPS Students

5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mondays, November 7, 2022 - May 22, 2023
See full schedule below.

Kickoff Session
Wednesday, Nov 2 at Fonticello Food Forest
2715 Bainbridge St
Richmond, VA 23225

Fall/Winter Sessions
Held at Girls For A Change Branch

Spring Sessions
Held at Fonticello Food Forest

Mondays, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5 & 12

Girls For a Change Branch
100 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA, 23235


January 23rd, 2023 - March 27th, 2023

Girls For A Change Branch
100 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235


April 17, 2023 -May 22, 2023
(May 22, closing ceremony held at Fonticello Food Forest)

Fonticello Food Forest
2715 Bainbridge St
Richmond, VA 23225

Rain location Girls For A Change Branch

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