Our Mission: To build a resilient, community-driven urban agriculture sector that provides a fair, healthy, sustainable food system for all Arlingtonians.

http://home.arlingtonurbanag.org/foua-victory-gardens-project
FOUA's Victory Garden Project: In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture 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. Access to fresh, nutritious produce will become an ever increasing need that can be met, in part, by growing our own food. Individuals, churches, schools, and other sites are stepping up to grow food for our neighbors in need.
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Our Vision

All Arlingtonians have access to fresh locally grown food.

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. 

Our Approach

Advocate: Community-driven support for urban agriculture in county and school policies


Build: Raise awareness through educational, outreach and social events


Connect: Facilitate relationships and promote urban agriculture businesses and programs



COVID-19 UPDATE Events and activities at Arlington Public Libraries, Arlington County Park facilities and Arlington Public School facilities have been cancelled, postponed or have gone online. Please check with organization sponsoring an event to learn about cancellations or postponements. Farmers markets are open but visit market websites for updates on new operational guidelines.

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Latest News:
  • 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 ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2020, 3:01 PM by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture - FOUA
  • Take Action: Virginia's Farmers Markets Should be "Essential" Businesses In Governor Northam's Executive Order, he did not deem farmers markets as essential businesses like grocery stores. Instead, they were classified the same as restaurants and bars. Subsequent guidance ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2020, 9:28 AM by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture - FOUA
  • 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 ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2020, 11:53 AM by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture - FOUA
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