Promoting sustainable food systems in Arlington through education, communication and research.

Our Vision of Urban Agriculture in Arlington

We envision a future of healthy, sufficient and affordable sustainable foods for all in the Arlington community. Farmers markets, community and home gardens all will play a role in feeding our community as well as grocers, restaurants, institutions and suppliers. Maintaining regional food-producing farms is key to fresh, local foods. Governmental policies and regulations, as well as commercial, institutional and individual sustainable food practices, jointly protect and enhance our sustainable food supplies from both within Arlington County and in our region. We anticipate refining this vision as we evolve as an organization in response to changing needs.

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The Reevesland Learning GardenLocated at historic Reevesland on the site of an iconic vegetable garden planted for decades by beloved Arlington farmer Nelson Reeves, the Learning Garden is an inspiring outdoor classroom for thousands of Arlington children and teachers where they learn about the science and practice of growing organic crops.
Upcoming Events: (click on event for details)

Next FOUA meeting: Beyond Farmers Markets: A Look at Food HubsThursday, May 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Arlington Central Library

Latest News:
  • Marymount University Promoting Urban Farming! Our extremely popular Potting Kit Giveaway is back for a second year. Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture has teamed up with Marymount University again to promote gardening in small spaces ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 5:10 PM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
  • Beyond Farmers Markets: A Look at Food Hubs - May 10th Presentation Come to our spring meeting to learn about changing local food delivery systems. We’ll explore food hubs and regional trends, and discuss how we get nutritious food to all ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:52 AM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
  • FOUA Winter 2018 Meeting: Climate Change & New Board Members Our Winter 2018 meeting on Climate Change, Agriculture and Our Food was well attended. Our panel presented a wide range of information on climate change impacts on food plants, pests ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2018, 7:16 AM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
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South view with Beehives 
Ft. Barnard Community Garden 
Arlington, VA, established in 1975.