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 Month, Friends of Urban Ag is hosting a day of appreciation for everyone who works …

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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 Rock Spring Church produce bagging site receives donated produce and distributes it to local food pantries. …

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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, rain barrels, and edible landscaping. This year, the tour will feature short videos of homes …

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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: Join us for a virtual program with remarks from Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti and County Board Member Libby Garvey, discussions with gardeners and food pantries, and popcorn gardening sessions. We hope you’ll get inspired to …

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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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FOUA Annual Meeting: Growing the Future

This year has been like no other. As an all-volunteer nonprofit with a shoestring budget, we are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with your help and in partnership with several Arlington groups, schools and businesses. We invite you to join us (online) on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm for our annual meeting. At our …

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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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Golden Radish Award: Kirsten Conrad

Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture on December 12th will present Kirsten Conrad with our 2019 Golden Radish Award to recognize her significant contributions to growing urban agriculture in Arlington. RSVP today! Kirsten Conrad joined the Arlington Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension in September of 2007. As the Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kirsten leads these …

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FOUA Winter Meeting: What Our Region Grows

Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture’s winter meeting on Thursday, December 12 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Central Library will highlight our regional food system and recognize local leadership in the urban agriculture movement. “What Our Region Grows” – Lindsay Smith and Brian LeCouteur of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will present their “What Our Region Grows” report …

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Accelerating Urban Agriculture in Arlington – Oct. 3rd

October Urban Agriculture Month Kickoff Event & Social Hour on Oct. 3rd Join Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture at Barley Mac in Rosslyn on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm for food and refreshments, and to learn how we can accelerate urban agriculture initiatives in Arlington. Special guest speaker Wythe Marschall, a national expert in vertical and indoor farming, will lead …

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