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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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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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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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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AFAC Spring Garden Kickoff 2017

Growing food for our neighbors in need Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 1 pm Arlington Central Library (Auditorium) 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201 Presentation: “The Central Library gardens and their Role in Building Community” Margaret Brown, Manager, Arlington Central Library (& garden partners) Learn about AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger gardens and how …

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