Our Mission: To build a robust and resilient 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

Champion: Local urban agriculture through action and investment.


Connect: People & organizations to advance Arlington’s urban agriculture sector.


Celebrate: Arlington’s urban agriculture accomplishments.

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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: Thursday, April 11, 2019. Growing the Next Generation of Urban Farmers, Ashlawn Elementary School, 6:30-8:30pm. Families and kids welcome!
Latest News:
  • Arlington's Farmers Markets! This season, Arlington has 11 wonderful farmers markets. View a map of all the farmers markets and find one near you! You may contact the individual markets, linked below, to ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 6:31 PM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
  • Growing the Next Generation of Urban Farmers Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture invites you to our next public meeting at Ashlawn Elementary School (5850 8th Road N, Arlington) on Thursday, April 11th, 6:30-8:30pm.The ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 7:58 AM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
  • Let's Show the County Board Our Love for Urban Ag! The Arlington County Board must reduce costs for it’s FY2020 budget. The county’s Urban Agriculture program could be cut. Last December we had a celebration of our accomplishments ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2019, 8:36 AM by Arlington Urban Agriculture
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South view with Beehives 
Ft. Barnard Community Garden 
Arlington, VA, established in 1975.