2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium

Registration is now open!

2018 AAUA SymposiumOctober 5, 2018 8:30am – 3:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane Arlington VA 22204

The 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is now OPEN for registration.

A day of fun, food, and learning on topics ranging from urban agriculture policy and innovation to vertical gardening, inside and roof top farming, soil health, agriculture business development, private and public community garden management, food waste recycling, season extension, edible landscaping, and building horticulture literacy.

Keynote

Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture

Urban Agriculture and Community Based Food System Development in Virginia: How is Virginia’s government leading the expansion of efforts to promote food systems that include increased access to healthy, local foods and urban agriculture development.

Symposium Sessions

This year’s line up of 20 speakers  and  10 vendor/sponsors promises to be the best ever! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we are able to keep our costs low and our location offers wonderful accessibility and space to put on this great event.

  • Integration of Agriculture in Higher Education: Teaching Horticulture to Millennials
  • Vertical Gardening Systems for Indoor and Outdoor Use.
  • Food Revival: Think Before You Toss!
  • Public and Private Community Development and Management Trends.
  • From Farm to Green House to Cafeteria: Sustainability and Food Systems
  • Edible Landscapes and Principles of Permacultures
  • VSU Urban Agriculture Program Update
  • Skyscraper Farm: Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water System
  • Integrated Aquaponics: Grow Fish!
  • Meeting the Demand: Business Development Challenges of Urban Agriculture
  • Managing Soil Fertility on Urban Sites
  • Encouraging Pollinators: Building Bee Friendly Landscapes

2018 Symposium Schedule  |  2018 Program Descriptions

In addition, the day will also include an End of the Day Silent Raffle for attendees, a lunch organized by Extension Master Gardener volunteers, and a chance to see the orchard and super productive vegetable garden located on the grounds that produces nearly 3000 lbs of produce a year for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

The 2018 symposium is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, BushelEcoAction ArlingtonGreenstreet Gardens, Love & Carrots, Rooftop Roots,  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,  The Fertilizer InstituteWe Recycle Trees, and Virginia State University.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Logo Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Arlington • Alexandria • mgnv.org bushel logo
EcoAction Arlington Logo Greenstreet Gardens Logo Love & Carrots Logo
Rooftop Roots Logo St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Logo The Fertilizer Institute Log
We Recycle Trees Logo Virginia State University Logo

For more information, call 703-228-6414

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