Press Release: Plot Against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff Begins March 13

Plot Against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff Begins March 13
A week-long event includes online events and live gardening demos

(Arlington, VA) The Plot Against Hunger’s annual Spring Garden Kickoff has a new look this year, with a week full of online and outdoor events. This year’s theme is Feeding Our Community, One Garden at a Time to highlight how every gardener can make a difference in meeting the food needs of our neighbors in these challenging times.

“Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture is excited to continue the Plot Against Hunger gardens’ strong tradition of generosity, and are committed to supporting our local gardens and food pantries,” said Robin Broder, President of Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture. “We couldn’t do it without our many partners, including Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners, Marymount University, and the over 40 gardens at churches, schools, libraries, community gardens, and other locations.”

To learn more and register for events, visit

Schedule of events:

Spring Garden Kickoff: March 13 from 10:00am – 11:30am: Join us for a virtual program with remarks from Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti and County Board Member Libby Garvey, discussions with gardeners and food pantries, and popcorn gardening demo sessions. We hope you’ll get inspired to garden and get involved!

Gardening Kit Giveaway at Central Library: Monday, March 15 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The library will be offering a choice of a 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: Join us online to 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.

Gardening Demonstrations (registration required):

  • Central Library: Saturday, March 20 at 9:30am – 11:30am: Join us to learn about having a Plot Against Hunger garden, and view live demonstrations of gardening techniques.
  • St. Andrew’s Church, March 20 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Demonstration of cole crop planting and repotting seedlings.

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.

Learn more about Plot Against Hunger at

Media Contacts: Robin Broder,, 703-786-8172
Emily Landsman, 202-258-1287

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Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture’s (FOUA) mission is to build a resilient, community-driven urban agriculture sector that provides a fair, healthy, sustainable food system for all Arlingtonians. FOUA became a nonprofit in 2019 and is run by a volunteer board of directors.