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Highlands Urban Garden: Demonstrating Modern Sustainable Agricultural Practices

The Highlands Urban Garden, or Project HUG is revitalizing underused land near the tennis courts at Virginia Highlands Park, and illustrates how otherwise fallow spaces can be transformed into productive land that builds a vibrant ecosystem. The small-scale HUG will demonstrate ...
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Annual Green Home and Garden Tour 2021

We invite you to join us at the Annual Green Home and Garden Tour, taking place virtually on June 4, 2021. This tour will feature homes with energy-efficient technologies, solar panels, and green renovations; watershed-friendly gardens, native plants, rain gardens, ...
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How to Start a School Garden

School gardens are a wonderful part of a school community, and have so many benefits in addition to beautification and environmental education. School gardens help children connect with nature, feel comfortable in the outdoors, stay active and develop healthier eating ...
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Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens help children learn. Gardening is the study of life. The simple act of caring for living soil and plants gives children a foundation for understanding the principles of birth, growth, maturity, death, competition, cooperation and many other lessons ...
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Rock Spring Church Produce Drop Off Site – 2021 Season

Calling all Gardeners! Drop off your fresh garden produce to support local food pantries! Thanks to the generosity of Rock Spring Church, we will again be providing Produce Bagging for local gardeners starting in May. It’s a fun way to ...
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Project HUG Work Days

Things are starting to move quickly now on the Highlands Urban Garden in Virginia Highlands Park.  We are in Phase III and ready to plant.  Remember if you haven’t signed up to volunteer in the garden, you can do so ...
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Saturday garden work day!! Exciting things are coming this spring to Hoffman Boston Elementary School's three garden spaces! Join the team of community volunteers on upcoming garden workdays which will focus on:1. Restoring the National Wildlife Federation Habitat status to the Habitat Gardens 2. Clearing weeds and revitalizing the Memorial Garden and pond 3. Installing new raised beds and pathways to the Instructional & Butterfly GardenThe work will be hard, but rewarding. To join Garden Team HFB, sign up for a workday(s) here bit.ly/3EUd96VWant to help, but no time to volunteer? We will gladly accept native plants, packaged snacks/bottled water for work day crews, and garden tools!Contact Ilana Rea (garden@hfbpta.org) with any questions ... See MoreSee Less
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Alexandria Library is hosting talk May 5 at 8pm with Mr. Hiroki Fukuoka to discuss natural-farming and the "philosophy of nothingness" manifested in the practices and writings of his grandfather, Masanobu Fukuoka. In 1975, Masanobu Fukuoka's book, The One-Straw Revolution shared with the world, the radical idea of farming and living within the limits of natural boundaries. Register here: www.alexlibraryva.org/event/6193954.Alexandria Library ... See MoreSee Less
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Garden Talks are BACK! Starting on May 4, Wednesday Garden Talks start again at Arlington Central Library. All talks are free and are sponsored by Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Garden Talks are at the Plot Against Hunger Garden near the 10th Street entrance to the library (near the tennis courts). Click on link for info on scheduled talks.Virginia Cooperative Extension - Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events

  • School Garden Coordinator Monthly Meeting

    May 18, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    1050 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

    Here is the schedule of calls: https://arlingtonurbanag.org/2022-schedule-for-school-garden-monthly-calls/

    WEDNESDAY MONTHLY SCHOOL GARDEN COORDINATOR CALLS: In lieu of our monthly zoom meetings, we invite you to gather with us in-person at Arlington Central Library at 6:30PM next to the PLOT Garden, where we’ll be on hand for Garden Q&A for thirty minutes before the scheduled Wednesday Library Talk. For those of you unable to make it in person, we will also make this a Facebook Live event on the FOUA Facebook page. Initial topics include:

    May 18: Container & Balcony Gardening with Anne Reed

    June 15: Intercropping/Succession Planting with Judy Johnson

    July 20: Top 10 Vegetable Diseases with Kirsten Conrad

    [Topics for August and September TBD.]

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  • Garden Talks at Central Library

    May 18, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    1050 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

    https://arlingtonurbanag.org/2022-garden-talks/

    All talks are free and are sponsored by Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia.  Garden Talks are at the Plot Against Hunger Garden near the 10th Street entrance to the library (near the tennis courts).

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