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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Community Groups Launch Urban Garden Project in Arlington’s Virginia Highlands Park

Model project will demonstrate how edge spaces in parks can be transformed into productive urban gardens (Arlington, VA) Today, Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture announced a new collaborative project to develop a demonstration urban garden with the National Landing BID, Livability22202, and Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation. Volunteers broke ground on the Highlands …

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Northern Virginia Groups Host October Urban Agriculture Month Events

For immediate release October 1, 2020 Media contact: Aisha Salazer, asalazar@vt.edu Robin Broder, 703-786-8172, robin.broder@arlingtonurbanag.org Northern Virginia Groups Host October Urban Agriculture Month Events Urban agriculture groups responded to COVID-19 crisis to provide food to families in need This year’s October Urban Agriculture Month will shine a spotlight on the significant role urban agriculture plays …

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Press Release: Victory Gardens at Arlington Public Schools Donating to Local Food Pantries

Community-led initiative has goal to produce 2,500 pounds of fresh vegetables. (Arlington, VA) In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture (FOUA) is working to support and expand efforts to grow fresh produce here in Arlington. This global crisis will have long lasting health and economic impacts for our local community, and …

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Statement of Solidarity from Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture

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Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture would like to address the latest events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other unarmed black people. These events are symptomatic of deep-seeded institutionalized racism that have infested the US for centuries. We stand in solidarity with black, indigenous, and people of color who …

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Our Community Responds to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

As our community responds to the COVID-19 global health crisis, we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy. Now more than ever, it is evident that a resilient and sustainable local community is important to our health, economy and well-being. Friends of Urban Agriculture is committed to helping build a thriving local …

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Golden Radish Award: Kirsten Conrad

Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture on December 12th will present Kirsten Conrad with our 2019 Golden Radish Award to recognize her significant contributions to growing urban agriculture in Arlington. RSVP today! Kirsten Conrad joined the Arlington Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension in September of 2007. As the Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kirsten leads these …

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Introducing FOUA’s Inaugural Board of Directors

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Electing our first Board of Directors in May takes FOUA a giant step forwards. It was enabled by adoption of our Bylaws in December 2016 and replaces the Steering Committee. Our first meeting in June started with the election of officers provided for in the Bylaws. They are: Audrey Morris, President – Served on FOUA’s …

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