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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