How We Can Grow the Next Generation of Urban Farmers

Arlingtonians young and old gathered at Ashlawn Elementary School on April 11th for Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture’s presentation on “Growing the Next Generation of Urban Farmers.” We had an inspiring discussion on future urban farmers in the area and how children, students, families, teachers, schools, PTAs, and communities can increase outdoor learning and local …

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Growing the Next Generation of Urban Farmers

Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture invites you to our next public meeting at Ashlawn Elementary School (5850 8th Road N, Arlington) on Thursday, April 11th, 6:30-8:30pm. The theme of the event is “Growing the Next Generation of Urban Farmers”, an in-depth discussion on future urban farmers in the area and how children, students, families, teachers, …

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FOUA’s First Annual Golden Radish Award: Puwen Lee

It gives us great pleasure to present Puwen Lee with our first annual Golden Radish Award, recognizing her extraordinary contributions to growing urban agriculture in Arlington. Puwen was an original member of the Arlington County Urban Agriculture Task Force, and is an Arlington Healthy Community Action Team member and a Master Gardener. Most people know her work at …

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A Celebration of Arlington Urban Ag – Dec 12th!

Look How Far We’ve Come! When: Wednesday, December 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Where: Arlington Central Library Learn about the progress we’ve made in urban agriculture in Arlington in the past 5 years! Join the discussion about FOUA’s goals and future plans! Find out who will receive FOUA’s first annual Golden Radish Award — Recognizing a …

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Fall FOUA Events!

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FOUA Social Hour, Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Trade Roots in Westover. RSVP today! START YOUR OWN FARM, new book by Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:00pm at One More Page Books Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7:00pm at Arlington Central Library Arlington/Alexandria Urban Ag Summit, Friday, Oct. 5, 9:00am – 3:30pm, St. Andrews Episcopal …

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Marymount University Promoting Urban Farming!

Our extremely popular Potting Kit Giveaway is back for a second year. Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture has teamed up with Marymount University again to promote gardening in small spaces. With assistance from Rooftop Roots, students started basil seedlings and on April 25th will distribute Potting Kits to lucky commuters at the Ballston and Clarendon Metro …

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Beyond Farmers Markets: A Look at Food Hubs – May 10th

Come to our spring meeting to learn about changing local food delivery systems. We’ll explore food hubs and regional trends, and discuss how we get nutritious food to all. WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 7 – 8:30 pm Networking and display tables at 6:30 pm WHERE: Arlington Central Library – Auditorium 1015 N. Quincy St. (free …

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AFAC Spring Garden Kickoff 2018

The Arlington Food Assistance Center’s “Plot Against Hunger” program will host a Spring Garden Kickoff on Saturday, February 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will take place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA 22207, home of AFAC’s largest Plot Against Hunger garden. The Kickoff will feature: ·         Information about how Plot Against …

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Climate Change, Agriculture and Our Food

What will change? How can we adapt? Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington (Near Virginia Square/GMU, Ballston/MU Metro Stations) Networking & Display Tables at 6:30 pm. New FOUA Board Members will be elected at this meeting. Free and open to the public. Check our Facebook event page …

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Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit 2017

You are invited to the 2017 Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit October 5-6, 2017, a two-day summit for learning, networking & community-building Confirmed Speakers and Panelists: Keynote Speaker John Piotti, American Farmland Trust; Kimberly Niewolny, Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project; Rodney Taylor, Director Food & Nutrition Services, Fairfax County; Sally Schwitters, Tricycle Gardens; Joelle Robinson, …

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