Plant-A-Row In Your Backyard:
Plant an extra row (or more) of vegetables in your backyard garden,or just contribute your surplus bounty to AFAC! Have herbs you're dividing? Extra tomato seedlings? We can use them! Drop off locations include AFAC (2708 South Nelson Street ) and Courthouse Farmers' Market.
What do we need most? The most popular veggies are green beans, tomatoes, eggplant, peas, peppers and squash. Any fresh produce is welcome, though -- whatever you are good at growing.
Share Your Backyard:
Do you have some unused garden space to share with other gardeners? Do you need some garden space to grow veggies? Check out the Sharing Backyards Website -- and post your garden space to share or search for available space: Share or Search in the DC Area
Get Involved With Existing Church/Community Garden Plots Against Hunger:
Last year we had 30 Plots Against Hunger in Arlington in community gardens and churches. These garden plots were dedicated to growing produce for AFAC. Many of these plots will grow vegetables for AFAC again this year and will need volunteers to help plan, plant, water, weed, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form.
Volunteers Planting Seeds at St. Andrews in Arlington
Start a New Plot Against Hunger:
Are you a church, business, group or individual with some land suitable for a garden? Can you get a group together to maintain the garden for the growing season? The AFAC client list has grown from last year and we need more produce to distribute to clients. We can offer advice and seeds. We can send someone to talk to your group.
Follow this link for some tips on how to start a Plot Against Hunger (we should have more links soon): Gardenwriters.org how to start a garden
Contact Puwen Lee at (703) 845-8486, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteer for A Gleaning Event:
This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups. Glean vegetables from an area farmer's field. Contact Puwen Lee at (703) 845-8486, send an email to: email@example.com for more information or fill out our Volunteer Form.
Volunteer at a Farmers' Market:
Help pick up vegetables from a local farmers market. See our volunteer listings for details and fill out the Volunteer Form.
If you have produce to be gleaned or that you would like to donate, please contact Contact Puwen Lee at (703) 845-8486, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Plant an extra row of Fall and Winter Vegetables in your backyard:
Plant a fall garden for your family with an extra row (or more) of
fall and winter vegetables for donation to AFAC. Not sure what to
plant? Read the notes from our Central Library Garden Talk on Fall
Gardening in Arlington here: 2010 Fall Gardening Talk.
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