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2020 Garden Talks Schedule

March 11 Seed Starting & Plant Propagation Learn the best techniques for growing seedlings throughout the seasons. Free seeds. Bluemont Room. March 18 Vegetable Garden Design for Success Best location? How to layout? Plan your garden for the best vegetables, & how to use flowers to attract pollinators. Bluemont Room....

Spring Garden Kick-off

On March 7 at Arlington Central Library, Plot Against Hunger presents the 7th Annual Spring Garden Kick-off featuring speakers, knowledgeable practitioners, free seeds, and demonstrations of garden techniques. The kick-off is a great way to learn about how to start a garden for AFAC, how to donate produce to AFAC,...

AFAC’s Puwen Lee to Retire After Thirteen Years of Service

November 8, 2019 ARLINGTON, VA – After 13 years working to bring fresh local produce to food insecure families, Associate Director of Programs and Plot Against Hunger Manager Puwen Lee will be retiring from the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), effective November 15. “I started at AFAC as a volunteer,...

Sue Howell: Arlington Victory Gardener

  What does one do after retiring from a demanding job at Georgetown University Hospital?  In Sue Howell's case, it meant following an interest that began in childhood: gardening. After Sue came across a documentary on Victory Gardens, private plots used to bolster the food supply in the U.S. during...

AFAC to participate in the 25th Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive on Saturday, November 9th

ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to partner with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 25th annual “Scouting for Food” food drive with the goal to collect food donations and to bring awareness to the issue...

Ava’s Sweet Potato Project

Ava is a student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. A few years back, she and her family grew and donated around 600 pounds of sweet potatoes to AFAC from her grandparents farm on the Northern Neck. This year, Ava got her sister involved with planting sweet potatoes and recruited friends...

AFAC Sponsors Garden Open Houses for Urban Agriculture Month

September 20, 2019 ARLINGTON, VA – Several Arlington gardens will be open to the public during Urban Agriculture Month in October. In addition to a community garden, a schoolyard garden, and a private residence, ten selected Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) "Plot Against Hunger gardens" in Arlington will open the...

Garden Open Houses 2019

Several Arlington gardens will be open to the public during Urban Agriculture Month in October. In addition to a community garden, a schoolyard garden, and a private residence, ten selected Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) "Plot gardens" in Arlington will open and their gardeners will welcome visitors and answer questions...

Take Action with AFAC During Hunger Action Month

During the month of September, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will host events in Arlington to recognize Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Even though Arlington has one of the highest median household incomes in the country, hunger...

2019 Volunteer Arlington Awards

On Tuesday, July 23, Volunteer Arlington hosted their third annual "Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism" event and AFAC was well represented! 48 AFAC volunteers were recognized for serving over 100 volunteer hours for the calendar year. We're so grateful to all of our volunteers who step up in this...