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2021 Golden Radish Awarded to St. Andrew’s Church Garden of Hope

Friends of Urban Agriculture was very honored to present the 2021 Golden Radish Award to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s Garden of Hope at our December annual meeting. The Garden of Hope is a Plot Against Hunger garden that was originally ...
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FOUA Annual Meeting: Gardens Grow Community

We invite you to our 2021 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, December 15 7:00pm – 8:30pm online. Our theme this year is “Gardens Grow Community.” As we all know, gardens grow more than vegetables. They build a sense of community, offer a ...
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Volunteer to Glean – Sign Up Today!

Happy Fall! We invite you to enjoy the fall weather and help harvest winter squash at a farm in College Park, MD in October and November for local food pantries. We’ve set up a schedule to harvest over the next 5 weeks. Please ...
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October Urban Agriculture Month 2021

October Urban Agriculture Month 2021 will be a celebration of the energy and dedication of all who volunteer or work to advance urban agriculture in Arlington! Schedule of Events Oct 2: FOUA Urban Ag Appreciation Day To launch October Urban Ag ...
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Students Call for Volunteers for School Gardens

Yorktown High School student Nate Hankins started a school garden with the help of other students to grow fresh vegetables for local food pantries through the Plot Against Hunger program. The Yorktown High School garden is one of several gardens ...
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities!

Updated: July 26, 2021 Summer is heating up and so is our need for garden volunteers! Sign up is required for all. When you sign up, please read special safety measures and other requirements for each opportunity. Rock Spring Church produce bagging site. The ...
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Wondering what to do about all of the broken tree and shrub branches? Check out this great post from Virginia Cooperative Extension - Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia for everything you need to know. ... See MoreSee Less
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Before we close out 2021, we want to say thank you for being part of Friends of Urban Agriculture. With the help of dozens of volunteers, partners and donors, we made much progress toward a fair and healthy local food system. We invite you to make a donation to help us continue our progress into 2022. arlingtonurbanag.org/donate/ Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out a recording of our FOUA's 2021 Annual Meeting: Gardens Grow Community youtu.be/fLwnrWiE_E0 Special guest speaker Duron Chavis shared How Do We Start Doing Equity Work. He discussed why this is important and challenge us to think about how we can center equity and justice in our work here in Arlington. Duron's presentation starts at 43.49. Other meeting highlights include:We presented the GOLDEN RADISH AWARD to St. Andrew's Church Garden of Hope. St. Andrew's has cultivated a Plot Against Hunger garden for 13 years. This year their volunteers grew and donated a record 3,694 pounds for fresh vegetables! County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti and County Board Member Libby Garvey shared updates on food security and urban agriculture developments in the County.We shared a recap of our 2021 activities and welcomed three new board members: Elizabeth Collaton, Kirsten Conrad and Paula Burdette. ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events

  • Keystone Species of Native Plants (FREE)

    January 21, 2022  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Online

    Keystone Species of Native Plants

    Certain groups of native plants referred to as “keystone plants” have been found to be especially supportive of wildlife. In this program Extension Master Gardeners Elaine Mills and Kathie Clements describe selected species of trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials native to the Mid-Atlantic region which offer food and shelter for pollinators and birds and provide sustenance to the full lifecycle of our local butterflies and moths. Attractive features, care requirements, and ideas for landscape uses will be presented for each native species. Elaine Mills is the creative force behind the resource Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlanticand is the co-coordinator for the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, a Virginia Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden in Arlington, Virginia. Kathie Clements, a newly certified Extension Master Gardener, has a focused interest in native plants. 
     
    Free. 
    RSVP at https://mgnv.org/events/ to receive a link to participate.

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  • Arlington Courthouse Farmer's Market

    January 22, 2022  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Arlington County Courthouse parking lot North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street

    Run by Community Food Works Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon (Jan. 2-April 9) and
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April 18-Dec. 26).

    http://www.community-foodworks.org/arlington-courthouse-market/

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