Garden Update

The community garden at Community High School is up and running! There are some plots that are solely for the students and currently 6 garden plots that are for area residents, with room to expand and build new beds. Currently 4 beds have been adopted by area residents (Southern Barton Heights, Highland Park, North Central) and 2 beds have been planted for sharing. On June 9th, HandsOn Greater Richmond brought a group of corporate volunteers that donated $5,000 for materials. Projects were led by the James River Association (NCCA Member Amber Ellis is JRA's Watershed Restoration Manager), GroundworkRVA, and Richmond Parks Department. Projects included building new garden beds and filling with planting soil, building a new compost bin, cleaning up the greenhouse, trash cleanup, building an insect hotel next to the pollinator garden, removing invasive English Ivy from large trees and planting native trees, shrubs, and perennials in the Cannon Creek Greenway. 

Amber is working closely with Summer Shultz, a teacher at Community High School. The next project will be planting fruit and nut trees this fall with funding from the Richmond Tree Stewards Community Roots program and will be led by Amber Ellis. Other potential future projects could include building more beds, planting fruiting shrubs, installing a native plant meadow to support pollinators, building a new trail that connects the garden to the Cannon Creek Greenway, invasive plant removal, and planting the fruit/nut trees. Amber will be setting up a meeting within the next few months with other groups (i.e. GroundworkRVA, City, EnRichmond, Community High School, Shalom Farms, etc.) to discuss potential partnering, resources, and vision. 

If you are interested in a garden plot, future volunteer days, or in garden program visioning please email Amber at

NCCA Meeting This Saturday - July 8th 2017

The next North Central Civic Association meeting is this Saturday:

Saturday, July 8th - 9:30am to 10:30am
All Souls (basement meeting room)
19 Overbrook Road

We'll be discussing:
- Brookland Park Boulevard festival
- National Night Out
- Fundraising
- Neighborhood updates

We'll have some doughnuts, and please feel free to bring something to share if you'd like.

Summer Picnic, Saturday June 3, 12-4 p.m.

Join us for the NCCA annual summer picnic! We’ll have hot dogs, hamburgers, a fish fry, and condiments. Bring something to share and a chair or blanket to sit on. The fire department will be bringing a truck for the kids and a bounce house. We also hear that Stevie has a new Sno-Cone machine!
WHEN: Saturday June 3, 12-4 p.m. 
WHERE: North Central Park (at Ladies Mile Rd. between Hanes and Fendall) 
RSVP: Let us know what you’re bringing: Eric at
North Central Civic Association Meeting will be held this Saturday March 12th 9:30 AM at All Souls Presbyterian Church on Overbrook.

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be held this Saturday November 14th at All Souls Church Overbrook Road, 9:30 am until 11 am.  We will discuss our holiday plans and set our meeting for January 2016

Open House

Fire Station 14


WHEN: October 31, 2015

WHERE: 2932 Hawthorne Ave.

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

- Station Tours

- Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Halloween Candy

- Free Child Seat Inspections

- Meet Your Neighborhood Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS Crews


NCCA Commnuity Yard Sale

Our Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday October 17th from 8 am until 1 pm in North Central Park at the corner of Fendall Avenue and Ladies Mile Road.  Members and Non-Members are welcome to set up and use as much space as needed, we ask Non-Members to make a donation of $10 to the association.  We are also asking everyone to donate one small item to our table, which will go directly to the association.

We have posted on Facebook, Next Door Neighbor and Craigslist.  Posters will be put up throughout the neighborhood on Thursday evening.

Any questions, call Ken or Randy @ 804.321.0054

Neighborhood Spring Yard Sale

Join us Saturday April 11th for our Spring Yard Sale in North Central Park.
Corner of Fendall Avenue and Ladies Mile Road

Paid 2015 members may set up free, non-members may set up for a $10 donation to NCCA, which serve as your membership dues for 2015.  Everyone that participates in the yard sale is asked to contribute one item to the NCCA table as a fund raiser.

The sale starts at 7:30 am and concludes at 12:30 pm.  There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and bottle water available.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken or Randy at 804.321.0054.  We will be happy to pick up items for donation to the NCCA table in advance, if someone is unable to attend or just wants to get rid of an unwanted item.

Spring Alley Clean Up!

North Central Civic Association Spring Alley Clean Up
Saturday March 21, 2015 @ 8 AM

We will meet the city truck at North Central Park located at the corners of Fendall Avenue and Ladies Mile Road at 8 AM and clean alleys until 12 Noon.

The city will provide garbage grabbers and trash bags, please bring your own work gloves!  We will have cold bottle water for everyone volunteering, so you won't get overheated.

If you know of any neighbors that will need assistance getting items/trash to the alley for pick up, please contact Ken or Randy before Saturday at 804.321.0054.  We will do our best to help our elderly neighbors clear out there spaces.

North Central Civic Association Meeting

North Central Civic Association Meeting

Saturday March 14th at 9:30 AM

All Souls Presbyterian Church located at 19 Overbook Road in the lower level

We will meet from 9:30 AM until 11 AM to discuss all concerns, issues, and up coming events.  All are welcome to participate in our association, let your voice be heard!

If you have any questions, please call Ken or Randy at 804.321.0054

We hope to see you there.

Got issues? Tell somebody about it at monthly MPACT meeting

From the city blog:

Please join your neighbors at the monthly MPACT Community Meetings. The February MPACT meeting for Precinct 4:

Precinct 4 – Thursday, February 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
     Linwood Holton Elementary School,1600 West Laburnum Avenue

During these meetings, residents are able to discuss concerns they have in their community, hear from City Departments and administration about events that affect their community and the City, as well as become an active member in helping improve the aesthetic qualities of their neighborhood through volunteer opportunities.

For more information on MPACT, please click here.

Bikes and business opportunities

From the city blog:

The City’s Office of Minority Business Development is holding an information session on business opportunities linked to the UCI Road World Championships Richmond 2015 this September. Please attend this free session to receive information about the event that will bring more than 450,000 people to Richmond. The session will discuss the various upcoming RFP’s, important deadlines, as well as other vital information that may help you increase your business revenue. The session will conclude with a question and answer period.

Information Session on Business Opportunities Linked to the
2015 UCI Road World Championships
10 a.m. Thursday, February 19
Richmond Main Library (basement auditorium)
101 East Franklin Street

Seating for this free information session is limited. Register online today at to reserve your seat.

For more information, call the City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947.

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