AFAC Spring Garden Kickoff 2017

Growing food for our neighbors in need

Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 1 pm Arlington Central Library (Auditorium) 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201

Presentation: “The Central Library gardens and their Role in Building Community” Margaret Brown, Manager, Arlington Central Library (& garden partners)

  • Learn about AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger gardens and how to establish your own
  • Attend special presentations by local experts on raised bed gardening; water conservation using drip irrigation, rain barrels and ollas; succession planting to raise crop yields in small gardens
  • Learn about best practices in growing vegetables in our region
  • Special exhibits on mushroom growing, bee-keeping, container & window gardening, Northern Virginia Extension Service, 4-H in the schools, Master Gardeners and others  Free vegetable and herb seeds for AFAC gardeners
  • BONUS: Take home coffee grounds to enrich your compost AND rich compost from AFAC’s compost bins in Walter Reed Garden Light refreshments will be available
RSVP Required. Please go to https://afac.org/afac-events/afac-spring-garden-kick-off/ to RSVP!

Plot Against Hunger presents the 4th Annual Spring Garden Kick-off featuring speakers, knowledgeable practitioners,  free seeds, and demonstrations of garden techniques.  The kick-off is a great way to learn about how to start a garden for AFAC, how to donate produce to AFAC, and hear from community garden coordinators and others about lessons learned. For information, contact Puwen at plotagainsthunger@afac.org