October Urban Agriculture Month 2022

October Urban Agriculture Month Kickoff
Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00am - 1:00pm at Arlington Central Library

  • Keynote Speaker: Joe Guthrie, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • Arlington County October Urban Agriculture Month Proclamation
    • Arlington County Board Members Matt de Ferranti & Libby Garvey
  • Roundtable 1: Maximizing Food Production in Arlington County
    • Moderator: Becky Halbe, FOUA Board Member
    • Sue Howell, Plot Against Hunger Garden
    • David Smith, Plot Against Hunger Garden at St. Andrews
    • Andy Vereyken - Highlands Urban Garden

  • Roundtable 2: Urban Ag as Economic Development in Arlington – Present and Future

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Garden Talk Tables - mini-presentations from the weekly Wednesday Garden Talks at Central Library


Plot Against Hunger Produce Bagging Center at Rock Spring Church, Mondays & Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm, need baggers and drivers. Returning volunteers signup. New volunteers signup.

Gleaning at local farms every Tuesday in October, need gleaners and drivers. Returning volunteers signup. New volunteers signup.

Additional Events!

Harvest festivals in October

All through the month of October:

Visit local Famers Markets Arlington has three year-round markets and seven seasonal markets that you can visit during the month of October. Find your local market here

Visit the Fairlington Small Spaces Garden and Plant Clinic and the Fairlington Farmer’s Market at the same time, Sundays 9-11. Location: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

Visit the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park Any Wednesday in October from 8:30am – 10:30am. Location: 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington VA 22207

Extension Master Gardener Help Desk is open to the public. Staffed daily between 9 and 12 pm, the Help Desk can answer questions about weeds, pest management and Identification, plant disease and identification of environmental or site management challenges to plant health. Located at the Fairlington Community Center 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington VA 22312 PHONE: 703 228 6414. Email questions and photos to: Extension Experts at mgarlalex@gmail.com.

FREE Urban Agriculture and Best Practices Presentations on Demand at the https://MGNV.org website


We invite you to make a donation during October Urban Agriculture Month that will support our programs all year!