Richmond Growing

Richmond Growing is a social media campaign developed in 2022 by INSTRCC research assistants An and Shirley in collaboration with Urban Bounty, a Richmond-based food security initiative. 

Following the stories of 3 local community gardeners, Richmond Growing provides an interactive platform for the city’s under-told community stories. Through this project, audiences can explore connections between land, food, and the gardeners tending to these valuable green spaces. Richmond Growing also offers supplementary stories to highlight (hi)stories of BIPOC engagement and resilience in the city’s food systems. To increase reading accessibility, the project is multilingual and features traditional Chinese and Punjabi in addition to English. 

Watch our project trailer on Instagram here.

Written by Shirley Ting