Loppers at the ready!

So, remember those New Year's Resolutions you made less than two weeks ago? Something about getting in shape?  Doing more for the community? Have I got a heck of a bargain for you.  Come out Saturday, Jan 15 2011 and get a great workout AND make a difference.  Meet at the East Richmond Road entrance at 12:30pm where the volunteer team will be waiting to meet you.  Free historic tours available!  It'll be a balmy 47 degrees.  Contact @findagraver on Twitter if you have questions.

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There’s A House On Top of Grandma (But We’re Not In Oz)

Save the Date - January 29, 2011, and visit the Black History Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Jackson Ward for a presentation by Veronica Davis on the past, present, and future of Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond Virginia.  The presentation will begin at 11AM. Ms. Davis will focus on the history and future of the 4 cemeteries within the Evergreen Complex, in addition to providing information on where to find records on these burials. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign-up for volunteer opportunities in various localities.  Attendees may forward ...

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Landscape and African American Cemeteries

I ran across this interesting website recently on African American Cemeteries.  All of these plants are found growing in Evergreen.  "Many of the African-American cemetery landscapes in this project are characterized by profuse plantings (including yucca plants, tree-of-heaven, daffodils, periwinkle, cedar trees, and clusters of perennials)." I have also come across rose bushes and a thick layer of English Ivy.  Perhaps some day the site will be clear enough to do landscape restoration work and study the historic plantings in the burial plots.   As the seasons ...

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Evergreen Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia) group pool

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.7851894&w=450&h=325&fv=] 1st collector for Evergreen Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia) group poolFollow my videos on vodpod

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