The Bensley Agrihood is an initiative created by Girls For A Change, Happily Natural Day, and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust to foster access and opportunity through homeownership, food justice, and multiple career and entrepreneurship programs. A working organic farm and fruit orchard will be the centerpiece of new homeownership opportunities — providing residents and community members in the Bensley neighborhood of Chesterfield County, Virginia, with access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
But unlike other agrihoods, the Bensley Agrihood has a mission of empowering and readying young women of color for today’s world. Through Girls For A Change, the community will also support programs that help young Black women start businesses and prepare them for homeownership.
We are excited to roll out the “Bensley Agrihood Dine and Discourse Series” and wish to invite the Bensley community and community leaders to share our vision of the Bensley Agrihood. We want your feedback on this initiative and to let us know how this project can best serve the Bensley community.
Come to the potential site of the Bensley Agrihood for a catered meal to meet with the project partners and your fellow community members to learn more about this innovative development! Below are all the events details. Please note that an RSVP via email, phone, or Eventbrite is required to attend.
Thursday, October 13th, 6pm – 8pm
Sunday, October 16th, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 12pm – 3pm
2600 Swineford Rd