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

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

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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.
COVID-19 UPDATE Until further notice, all events and activities at Arlington Public Libraries, Arlington County Park facilities and Arlington Public School facilities have been cancelled. 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:
  • 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 Urban Agriculture
  • 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 Urban Agriculture
  • Take Action By Mar 25 to Save Virginia Farmer Markets As a supporter of Virginia's Urban Agriculture food economy, you understand the singular role Farmers Markets play to both consumers and food producers. Farmers Markets provide a source of ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2020, 3:06 PM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
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