Hardywood West Creek | June 21
Join us at Hardywood West Creek on June 21 for this month’s Richmond Green Drinks gathering! We will be featuring Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and learning about the sustainable practices they’ve set in place in developing Hardywood’s new brewery complex to compliment it’s current facility in Richmond.
Thursday, June 21 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Hardywood West Creek: 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Richmond, VA 23238
Located 20 minutes from downtown Richmond
Learn more about Hardywood West Creek below:
Founded in Richmond, Virginia, by lifelong friends, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Hardywood’s beers and business practices have earned local, national, and international acclaim. Hardywood is a Virginia Green certified destination recognizing their commitment to sustainability.
The project incorporated community sustainability by bringing new opportunities for development to the existing community, increasing regional productivity and community attractiveness for compatible businesses, collaborating with the University of Richmond on a beer brewer professional certificate to improve the local skill base, and creating a new venue with outdoor natural features and views. The owners and project team demonstrated that sustainability was a core value, provided for stakeholder involvement, and collaborated with local farmers to repurpose spent grain as feedstock.
Construction and operations of the brewery preserve resources by using low-maintenance and long-life materials, recycled content steel, reclaimed wood, local sourcing, efficient mechanical systems, LED and natural lighting, green power purchasing, and waterless urinals.
Impacts to the site were minimized by avoiding development on steep slopes, selective tree removal and harvesting, and establishing low-maintenance native plantings to minimize the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and potable water for irrigation. The existing Beech tree grove and riparian plantings along the Tuckahoe Creek have been saved to minimize erosion into the creek. For the areas disturbed during construction, reforestation and/or warm season meadows are being installed to stitch nature back together while creating habitat. In addition, the team considered relevant local and industrial traps, vulnerabilities, and hazards to improve the resilience of the project.