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

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

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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Filling a Raised Bed Garden

Here are some tips and resources for when you need to fill a raised bed vegetable garden: START YOUR BED WITH LASAGNA GARDENING METHOD (aka SHEET MULCHING) Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, ...
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Resources for Gardeners

Vegetable Gardening & Produce Harvest, Storage & Transport Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) both offer gardening resources: MGNV – FREE Online Classes (class videos posted to MGNV website) MGNV – Select On-Line References for Kitchen Gardening VCE ...
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Our Community Responds to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

As our community responds to the COVID-19 global health crisis, we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy. Now more than ever, it is evident that a resilient and sustainable local community is important to our health, ...
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Food & Financial Assistance Resources in NOVA

Thanks to Arlington Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Volunteers program for compiling this helpful list of resources for those needing food and financial assistance during this time in Northern Virginia. Also information from Virginia Tech on food safety and disinfection and CDC. This ...
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