Beautiful RVA’s nurturing partners have developed a set of easy-to-use educational tools to help you begin creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.
DIY Raised Bed Manual
The Food Project wants to make it easy for others to build their own raised beds. We hope you find the information in this manual useful for your
current and future gardening projects. This manual includes:
Request Design Assistance
Since 2011, Storefront has connected projects with our network of over 170 volunteers who represent the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design.
RVA Vacant Lots Map
Interactive GIS Map of RVA Vacants lots parced by private vs city-owned
Landscape Design Templates
Four simple, affordable and Bay-friendly landscape designs from The Chesapeake Club’s Plant More Plants stewardship campaign.
GIS Map of Beautiful RVA Sites
Beautiful RVA Supported Projects throughout the City of Richmond.
Process & Timeline Template
An overview of the design and build process provided by The Timmons Group.
A tool to help you itemize all the possible expenses and unit costs of a landscape project.
Native & Drought Tolerant Plants
A list of 122 native or naturalized species recommended for Virginia’s climate, compiled by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Landscape Plants for Four Season Interest
A list compiled by public garden designer Lynden Miller cites plants that have been endurance-tested in urban growing conditions.
Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program offers downloadable brochures listing plants by regions in Virginia, including the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, as well as nurseries that stock these plants.
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