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 weekend of October 5-6 and their gardeners will welcome visitors and answer questions about why, what, and how they grow food to donate to Arlington’s main food pantry. Come meet gardeners who make this possible, get practical ideas about how to garden in small spaces, and gain an appreciation of the vitality and scope of urban agriculture in Arlington County.

Saturday October 5

  • Clarendon Methodist Church, 606 N Irving St (8 – 10 am)
  • Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane (9 – 11 am)
  • Marymount University, 2807 N Glebe Rd (9 am – 1 pm)
  • Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St (10 am – 12 pm)
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School Garden 125 S Old Glebe Rd (10 am – 12 pm)
  • Sue H’s Victory Garden, Little Falls Rd (10 am – 1 pm) – by reservation only
  • Ball-Sellers House Garden, 5620 S Third St (12 – 3 pm) – with special presentation on growing, preparing, spinning & weaving flax

Sunday October 6

  • Walter Reed Annex Garden, 2060 S Walter Reed Dr (9 – 11 am)
  • Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 N. Jackson St (10 am – 12 pm)
  • Rock Spring Church, 5010 Little Falls Rd (10 am – 1 pm)
  • Karen L’s Victory Garden, S. Garfield St (12 – 3 pm) – by reservation only
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd (1 – 3 pm)

If you are interested in attending any of the gardens, please fill out an RSVP form at

Over 2,400 families are coming to AFAC each week to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries, freeing up tightly stretched funds for child and health care, rent, and other financial demands. AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger program collect harvests from local gardeners, schools, churches, and area farms to provide fresh produce for families in need.  For more information, visit