Resources

Arlington County Recommendations for a Food Action Plan - from the Urban Agriculture Task Force Report to the Arlington County Board

Urban Agriculture Program, Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation
http://topics.arlingtonva.us/urban-agriculture

Wednesday Garden Talks at Arlington Central Library, 7 pm, mid-March – mid-October (paused during pandemic)
http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/2369416

Garden Tool Lending Library at Arlington Central Library (paused during pandemic)
Hours (Wed. 5-7 pm, Fri. 3-5pm, Sat. 10-noon), tools available/to donate, how to borrow
http://library.arlingtonva.us/a-z-list/the-shed

Master Gardeners Walk-In Plant Clinic at Arlington Central Library (paused during pandemic)
Wed., 6:45 – 8:45 pm, in 1st floor near Welcome Desk
http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/2366929

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Classes & Seminars
https://mgnv.org/

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Arlington Office
https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/

Master Food Volunteers
https://fairfax.ext.vt.edu/programs/FoodNutritionHealth.html

Arlington's Farmers Markets
https://topics.arlingtonva.us/farmers-markets/

Community Gardens: Arlington & Alexandria

NOVA Outside - An alliance of environmental educators who connect and teach people of all ages about their natural environment. https://www.novaoutside.org/

Composting Food Scraps Pilot Project
Arlington County recently started a pilot program in which county residents can drop off their food scraps on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Earth Products Recycling Yard near Shirlington, 4300 S. 29th St. environment.arlingtonva.us

Urban Permaculture Resource Hub hosted by Barbara Fillip

VDACS - database on farmers markets, CSAs, Virginia Grown https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown/
 
Sustainable NOVA - If you’re looking for local food, humanely raised grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and eggs, farmers markets, how to grow your own organic vegetables, farm-to-table restaurants, or green events in Northern Virginia, Sustainable NoVA helps you find it! http://sustainablenova.com
Resources

2022 Garden Talks

Garden talks for May and June are listed below. Summer dates will be listed shortly. All talks are free and are sponsored by Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Garden Talks are at the Plot Against ...
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2022 Spring Garden Kickoff: Looking ahead to summer

May 21, 2022, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA COVID cautions – Mask requested indoors and whenever within 6 feet of others. Auditorium has air purification systems. Register form below.  9:45 am   Doors open – get ...
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Cure Winter Cabin Fever by Planting Peas & Lettuce

Blog by Kirsten Ann Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and FOUA Board Member Peas If you are tired of winter and hunger for spring, try planting peas as soon as the soil dries and the soil ...
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School Garden Curriculum Resources

Resources compiled by Kyra Walker, Resource Teacher, Arlington Career Center, as her 2021 Summer Teacher Fellowship project. These resources were curated to assist garden club sponsors in finding resources to help begin and sustain clubs throughout Arlington County Public Schools ...
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How to Start a School Garden

School gardens are a wonderful part of a school community, and have so many benefits in addition to beautification and environmental education. School gardens help children connect with nature, feel comfortable in the outdoors, stay active and develop healthier eating ...
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Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens help children learn. Gardening is the study of life. The simple act of caring for living soil and plants gives children a foundation for understanding the principles of birth, growth, maturity, death, competition, cooperation and many other lessons ...
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