Volunteer in a Plot Against Hunger Garden

Garden name Address of garden Tell us about your garden Describe your typical garden duties Work days & times, or how to contact
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Garden for Hope 4000 Lorcum Lane Arlington, VA 22207

(The garden is behind the white house located at 2310 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207)

We work our organic garden Saturdays, 9-11a, March through November to produce approximately 3,000 pounds of produce for Arlington food banks. Planting, watering, weeding, installing drip irrigation, building trellis, harvesting, packaging, and delivering. We work our organic garden Saturdays, 9-11a, March through November. If it is too wet to work on Saturday, we work Sunday at 11:30a.

Click here to sign up for work days!

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington 601 N. Vermont St, Arlington 22203 Adjoining our playground, and at times cheered on by the children from the church’s Early Head Start program, our Plot Against Hunger garden has about 160 sq feet in raised beds plus some containers. We use organic, more intensive growing methods to maximize our harvests. We will work mostly on Monday and Wednesday mornings as weather allows and water as needed other days. Planting through May and as needed later on, watering, harvesting. Work days are typically Mondays 9 – 11 am. To get involved, contact Audrey Morris, agmorris1@yahoo.com
Walter Reed Garden 2040 S Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, 22204 The Walter Reed Garden has been growing produce for local food pantries for the past ten years. Last year, we grew and donated 2,375 lbs. of produce! Vegetables that are picked in the morning can be shared with a family in need within a few hours. If you are new to gardening, volunteering in the garden is a great way to learn and gain confidence. If you are an experienced gardener, it is a great way to share your knowledge. You’ll meet some really nice people and you’ll be helping our most vulnerable population have access to fresh, locally grown produce. We need help with watering, weeding, harvesting, moving mulch and compost, mowing, organizing and weighing donations, and transporting donations to our food pantry partners. This season, we will be working in the garden Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Our work time is usually 9:30am-12pm. Each week we will send out an email letting you know the exact work hours in case they are modified due to weather.

To get involved, email Alyssa & Sharon at gardenwalterreed@gmail.com

TJMS Community Garden 125 South Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204 Please join us Saturday mornings 10-12 at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School garden. We are the largest school-based Plot Against Hunger, and we always appreciate drop-in or regular volunteers to help us meet our donation goals. No gardening experience necessary— come learn to garden with us. All ages welcome, under 11 requires parental supervision. Email tjmsoutside@gmail.com or visit jeffersongarden.org for more information. Springtime garden tasks include planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting produce for local food pantries. Saturdays  9-11 am, weather depending. contact email: tjmsoutside@gmail.com

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Clarendon Presbyterian Church Garden 1305 N. Jackson St., Arlington, VA 22201 Now in our 14th year, we grew over 300 lbs. of food for FOUA distribution in 2022. We have two large raised beds and utilize in-ground beds nearby, with a wide array of veggies. We harvest at 1 p.m. on Mondays (or Tuesday after a holiday) and have a sign-up sheet for watering 3 times a week here. Harvesters are needed from mid-June through September, and waterers are always needed! Watering, weeding and harvesting. To join this garden work group use their SignUp Genius here, or contact James Fisher jamesfisher56@gmail.com
Arlington House Kitchen Garden Arlington House, Arlington National Cemetery The Kitchen Garden is part of historic Arlington House on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. We are approximately 1/4 acre. We have work days Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 to 12:00 pm, and welcome individuals and large groups of all skill levels. We do require a one week notice because we coordinate our volunteers through the National Park Services. Watering, weeding, planting, trellising, harvesting Wednesday, 9:00 to noon
Saturday, 9:00 to noonTo sign up, email volunteer@arlingtonurbanag.org
Tuckahoe Elementary School Garden 6550 N. 26th St. Arlington, VA 22213 Tuckahoe is a public elementary school with a focus on outdoor learning. This 25 year old program is run by outdoor learning teacher Andrea Kaplowitz, as well as students & parents. As part of our curriculum we have numerous outdoor classroom spaces, including flower & raised veggie beds. We use the veggie beds for lessons & donation with Plot Against Hunger. Since we have fewer students during the summer, we welcome all helping hands then. We host monthly garden days for our community to come & help all year long. We would love to introduce you to our space – families are welcome! Veggies during summer (weeding, harvesting, watering). We have 11 raised veggie beds. Flower beds managed by Ms. Kaplowitz, students, & parents. If you enjoy that type of gardening, we welcome the help. Saturday, May 20th 9am-12; Saturday, June 3rd 9-12am; Saturday, July 8th 9am-12; Saturday, August 5th 9am-12. Use SignUp Genius to register. In addition to our monthly community garden days, Andrea Kaplowitz comes weekly throughout the summer. Contact  andrea.kaplowitz@apsva.us
Highlands Urban Garden (HUG) 1600 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202 Project HUG showcases how community-driven agriculture can transform and enhance urban spaces, and demonstrates the power of partnerships across public, private, civic and non-profit communities.

We welcome novice and experienced gardeners to volunteer with Project HUG. Our work sessions involve groups who tend the garden, harvest, drivers to take produce and a team who manages the irrigation system.

Join us for a rewarding and educational experience.

Duties included: watering, weeding, harvesting, planting, filling water tanks and plant observation. We are at this time scheduling every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of the month. 8:30am to 10:30am. Click here to sign up to volunteer, or email projecthug22202@gmail.com for more information.