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 of Urban Agriculture, its dedication to local gardens and food pantries will stay the same. Join us for a virtual program with remarks from Arlington County Board members, popcorn gardening sessions, and discussions with gardeners and food pantries. We hope you’ll get inspired to garden and get involved! Click here to register Registration link. With your registration, you’ll be eligible for a garden-lover giveaway on March 13th!

Gardening Kit Giveaway at Central Library: Monday, March 15 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Seed kits to kick start growing vegetables! The library will be offering a choice of 3 Sisters Kit (corn, beans, squash) or a Lettuce in Pots Kit for gardening in small spaces. First come, first served.

How to Start a Plot Against Hunger Vegetable Garden: Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Not sure if you have a green thumb? Join us online to learn how to start a garden! Hear from experts who started their own gardens, including at a local school and church, and why they donate produce to local food pantries through the Plot Against Hunger program. Click here to register Registration link. With your registration, you’ll be eligible for a garden-lover giveaway on March 17th!

Gardening Demonstrations at Central Library: Saturday, March 20 at 9:30am – 11:30am: Join us to learn about having a Plot Against Hunger garden, view live demonstrations of gardening techniques, and pick up some seeds. Live demonstrations include: 1) Starting a garden in containers (on side patio), 2) Growing vertically with trellises and other structures, and 3) Building a raised bed. For this outdoor event, registration is required so we can maintain COVID safety protocols and social distancing. Registration link coming soon!

Throughout the week, there will be other online learning opportunities.

The Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kickoff is a week-long event March 13 – 20 with online and outdoor events hosted by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Marymount University, and the Plot Against Hunger Steering Committee.