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.

 
Located 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: Wednesday, January 24th, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Arlington Central Library -- Climate Change vs. Food?

Latest News:
  • FOUA Presentation: What Healthy Soils Mean to You -- and Beyond What Healthy Soils Mean to You – And BeyondSaturday, September 16, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Arlington Central Library Come learn about what healthy soils mean to you, your health, your community, clean water and even climate change. We'll have a few short films and a panel discussion with local experts on healthy soils in your own backyard, in the community, on local farms, and for the planet.  Panelists: Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, Waterkeepers Chesapeake & Maryland Fair Farms Campaign (fairfarmsnow.org)Nina DeRosa, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (mgnv.org)Nicole Broder, Urban Farm Fellow, Tricycle Gardens, Richmond, VA (TricycleUrbanAg.orgFILMS Why Soil Matters - by Kiss the Ground (3.26 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pesqtODu_XM ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2017, 1:16 PM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
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South View with Beehives 
Ft. Barnard Community Garden 
Arlington, VA