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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 …

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Plot Against Hunger Finds a New Home in 2021

(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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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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Press Release: Victory Gardens at Arlington Public Schools Donating to Local Food Pantries

Community-led initiative has goal to produce 2,500 pounds of fresh vegetables. (Arlington, VA) In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture (FOUA) is working to support and expand efforts to grow fresh produce here in Arlington. This global crisis will have long lasting health and economic impacts for our local community, and …

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Statement of Solidarity from Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture

Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture would like to address the latest events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other unarmed black people. These events are symptomatic of deep-seeded institutionalized racism that have infested the US for centuries. We stand in solidarity with black, indigenous, and people of color who …

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