2022 Garden Talks

Garden talks for May and June are listed below. Summer dates will be listed shortly. 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).

2022 Spring Garden Kickoff: Looking ahead to summer

May 21, 2022, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA COVID cautions – Mask requested indoors and whenever within 6 feet of others. Auditorium has air purification systems. Register form below.  9:45 am   Doors open – get your seat, and browse tables in Auditorium 10:15 am General Session in Auditorium Matt de …

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Cure Winter Cabin Fever by Planting Peas & Lettuce

Blog by Kirsten Ann Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and FOUA Board Member Peas If you are tired of winter and hunger for spring, try planting peas as soon as the soil dries and the soil temperature reaches 40 degrees. Probably the most common variety is the shelling pea and the …

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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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Filling a Raised Bed Garden

Here are some tips and resources for when you need to fill a raised bed vegetable garden: START YOUR BED WITH LASAGNA GARDENING METHOD (aka SHEET MULCHING) Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. The name “lasagna gardening” refers to …

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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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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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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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