From email announcement:
Sister city delegates from Segou MALI visit market to chat with farmers about wind and solar-powered irrigation. Led by the mayor of Segou, Ousmane SIMAGA, the Segou directors procurement, energy, partnerships and sister city commission, and their version of the folk festival – Festival sur le Niger, the delegation is interested in agriculture, youth and sports (soccer, mostly), sanitation, urban lighting, early childhood and university level education, and of course, the festival. NOTE: our festival is on the James river, theirs is on the Niger river, hence the name — and “sur le” means “on the” – so there you go.)
St. Andrew’s Church canceled their Harvest Fair and so have lots of goodies for sale and so will be at the market this week and next.
ONE (nonprofit) will tent with us today as well. one.org for more information
And so much more!!!
Oct. 19: Carnival!
William Byrd Community House will host its annual neighborhood Carnival! on Friday, October 19 from 4pm to 7pm. More info at wbch.org – Come out, Have fun, Bring Kids and Alumni. Sponsored by Capital One.
Oct. 24: Food day
For the national details visit FoodDay.org. For the local scoop visit SlowFoodRVA.org. For the super local poop visit ByrdHouseMarket.blogspot.com and see the attached flier (Ed. note: click here for flier) for the Byrd House Market / VCU partnership for the week’s activities. Here at the market, it’s going to be grand, tasty, informative and good for you!!!
Oct. 30: Last day of BHM
Cider pressing returns!!! Rebecca Sings!!! Harry Plays!!! The Food will be fabulous!! The farewells a little weepy but full of SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Robert heads to ChildSavers
L. Robert Bolling, our executive director of 4 years will assume the role of CEO of ChildSavers on October 15, leaving a fine legacy of carrying forward WBCH’s mission to transform lives and build self-sufficiency. But we still expect him to drop by as a shopper at BHM, don’t we?? Thanks Robert for your support of WBCH’s outdoor and library nutrition education programs!
Ana Edwards, Manager
Byrd House Market & Library Programs
Grace Arents Library & Education Center
William Byrd Community House
www.wbch.org / 804.643.2717 ext.306