School Victory Gardens

Friends of Urban Agriculture and Arlington Virginia Cooperative Extension are partnering with Arlington Public Schools to turn classroom gardens into Victory Gardens to grow fresh vegetables to support the community. We can't wait to get our hands dirty, and we want you to join us! 
We are excited to partner with Arlington Public Schools and Arlington VCE on this effort. Our envisioned Victory Gardens will empower the intrepid APS Garden Coordinators at Wakefield, TJ Middle School, Hoffman-Boston Elementary, and Tuckahoe Elementary to maximize their gardens’ capacities. Our goal for this community-led initiative is to produce 2,500 pounds of fresh produce to donate to Arlington food banks and pantries. We are honored that the Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) has offered to fund our anticipated budget of $2,500. We know there is interest at other school gardens. If we galvanize enough support and volunteers, we may be able to include additional schools in our project.

Please fill out this volunteer questionnaire if you would like to participate. We are looking for experienced gardeners who can dedicate 1 to 4 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks at one of three public schools in Arlington. Under the direction of each school’s garden coordinators and VCE's Extension Master Gardeners, our activities will include mulching, watering, garden construction, harvesting, and delivery to donation sites within Arlington. 

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Please consider a donation to support growing fresh veggies for local food pantries.
 

What your donation can buy:

  • $10 = 3 tomato plants
  • $25 = 3 bags of organic garden soil
  • $40 = 100 foot garden hose
  • $60 = 8 pairs of garden gloves
  • $100 = 2000 biodegradable produce bags
  • $150 = 165 feet of deer fencing

We are all in this together. THANK YOU!



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Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture - FOUA,
Jun 25, 2020, 1:56 PM
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