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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Rock Spring Church Produce Drop Off Site – 2021 Season

Calling all Gardeners! Drop off your fresh garden produce to support local food pantries! Thanks to the generosity of Rock Spring Church, we will again be providing Produce Bagging for local gardeners starting in May. It’s a fun way to meet fellow gardeners, food lovers, and community members. You can also pick up garden signs, …

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Press Release: Plot Against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff Begins March 13

Plot Against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff Begins March 13 A week-long event includes online events and live gardening demos (Arlington, VA) The Plot Against Hunger’s annual Spring Garden Kickoff has a new look this year, with a week full of online and outdoor events. This year’s theme is Feeding Our Community, One Garden at a …

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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: 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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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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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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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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What to Grow & How to Package It

Spring Beets Lettuce Spinach Collards Kale Carrots & radishes Summer Tomatoes Peppers (all kinds) Cucumbers Summer Squash Green Beans Kale Winter Winter squash Dried herbs Collards Radishes Kale Turnips White potatoes and sweet potatoes Other Garlic & onions Hard fruit (apples, pears) General rule of thumb: A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which …

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