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: The Plot Against Hunger kicks off the 2021 growing season with its annual Spring Garden Kickoff on Saturday, March 13th from 10:00am – 11:30am. While the Plot Against Hunger program may have a new home with Arlington Friends …

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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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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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FOUA Annual Meeting: Growing the Future

This year has been like no other. As an all-volunteer nonprofit with a shoestring budget, we are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with your help and in partnership with several Arlington groups, schools and businesses. We invite you to join us (online) on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm for our annual meeting. At our …

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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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SustainableScoop’s video podcast: School Victory Gardens

The School Victory Gardens were featured in SustainableScoop’s video podcast! Young leaders run this podcast to showcase how we can have a sustainable future. Watch on YouTube. And you can catch Sustainable Scoop on Arlington Independent Media.

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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What to Grow & How to Package It

Tomatoes Peppers Green Beans Winter squash Garlic, onions Carrots, radishes, turnips Cucumbers Zucchini Collard and kale greens Corn White potatoes and sweet potatoes Hard fruit (apples, pears) A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which you would purchase for your own family. General rule of thumb: Vegetables should be free of dirt and mud. …

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