Kraus Farm Donating Seedlings!

Kraus Farm is partnering with Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture to ensure ALL members of our community have access to fresh produce. And with the pandemic at our heels, this is more important now than ever! You can purchase plants at a reduced price to donate to FOUA for the Plot Against Hunger program. Kraus …

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Plot Against Hunger 2021 Spring Garden Kickoff

Feeding Our Community, One Garden at a Time Spring Garden Kickoff: March 13 from 10:00am – 11:30am: The Plot Against Hunger kicks off the 2021 growing season with its annual Spring Garden Kickoff on Saturday, March 13th from 10:00am – 11:30am. While the Plot Against Hunger program may have a new home with Arlington Friends …

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Plot Against Hunger Finds a New Home in 2021

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(Arlington, VA) This month, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will transition ownership of its Plot Against Hunger program to the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture (FOUA). Since its inception in 2007, over 600,000 pounds of fresh produce has been donated to AFAC through the Plot Against Hunger program. Due to the pandemic, AFAC saw …

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2020 Golden Radish Awarded to Rock Spring Church!

At our 2020 Annual Meeting in December, we were very honored to award Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ with our Golden Radish Award. When the Plot Against Hunger program had to suddenly pivot when AFAC was unable to support it due to the pandemic, Rock Spring Church opened their doors to provide space …

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Rock Spring Church Bagging Site a Huge Success!

Rock Spring Church generously donated space for the Plot Against Hunger program to use as a centralized site for gardeners to drop off donated produce in 2020. In total, over 6,000 lbs of produce was grown and donated by local gardeners from about 50 gardens (schools, churches, and individuals) between June 1st through October 29th …

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Northern Virginia Groups Host October Urban Agriculture Month Events

For immediate release October 1, 2020 Media contact: Aisha Salazer, asalazar@vt.edu Robin Broder, 703-786-8172, robin.broder@arlingtonurbanag.org Northern Virginia Groups Host October Urban Agriculture Month Events Urban agriculture groups responded to COVID-19 crisis to provide food to families in need This year’s October Urban Agriculture Month will shine a spotlight on the significant role urban agriculture plays …

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What to Grow & How to Package It

Tomatoes Peppers Green Beans Winter squash Garlic, onions Carrots, radishes, turnips Cucumbers Zucchini Collard and kale greens Corn White potatoes and sweet potatoes Hard fruit (apples, pears) A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which you would purchase for your own family. General rule of thumb: Vegetables should be free of dirt and mud. …

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Resources for Gardeners

Vegetable Gardening & Produce Harvest, Storage & Transport Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) both offer gardening resources: MGNV – FREE Online Classes (class videos posted to MGNV website) MGNV – Select On-Line References for Kitchen Gardening VCE – Home Vegetable Gardening page VCE – Food Safety for School and Community Gardens: A Handbook for Beginning …

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October Urban Agriculture Month 2020

Urban Agriculture: Resiliency Rooted in Innovation This year’s October Urban Agriculture Month theme is Urban Agriculture: Resiliency Rooted in Innovation. The October events will shine a spotlight on the significant role urban agriculture plays in our regional and local food system. Several urban agriculture, food security and garden groups in northern Virginia have come together to offer a …

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FOUA Victory Gardens Mid-Season Report

The last three months have been a whirlwind of activity as we’ve transformed four classroom instruction gardens at Hoffman-Boston Elementary, Wakefield High School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Tuckahoe Elementary into scalable ‘urban farm’ sites to support our community’s food insecure neighbors. To date, over 600 pounds of fresh produce (as of August 19) from the …

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