Visit the Organic Vegetable Garden!
2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA 22207 United States
(Park in the lot and walk past the Nature Center to the garden.)
One of the best ways to learn about vegetable gardening is to see long established gardens in action. Make time this year to visit the Organic Vegetable Garden in north Arlington at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, one of the eight demonstration gardens operated by MGNV.
The OVG garden has been transformed with new beds throughout and two new kiosks. Enjoy the new look and learn along with our gardeners as this newly renovated garden continue to evolve.
Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture: Events & More . . .
Sign Up To Volunteer In A Plot Against Hunger Garden
We’re adding more Plot Against Hunger garden volunteer opportunities to our web site every week. Some gardens are available through FOUA’s Volgistics system and others have direct contacts or another sign up method listed. Check back frequently, as we add new garden opportunities on a regular basis and as others adjust their schedules. Find one that works for you, and get your hands in the dirt!
Find a garden here: https://arlingtonurbanag.org/plot-against-hunger/volunteer-in-a-plot-against-hunger-garden/
Log in to see current opportunities here: https://arlingtonurbanag.org/volunteer-login/
2023 Garden Talks
Weekly garden talks are in full swing at Central Library (1015 N Quincy St). Each Wednesday evening, we’ll bring you a new topic about gardening, vegetables, pollinators, flowers, and more. This FREE program is brought to you by Friends of Urban Agriculture and Extension Master Gardeners. With a new topic every week through September, you’ll learn a lot and meet other Arlington gardeners.
May – August Garden Talks start at 7:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the Plot Against Hunger garden at the Library’s surface parking lot. All Garden Talks are free, no registration required!
- July 5 Garden Safely – Gardening can bring aches and pains – but it doesn’t have to. Learn proper movement, stretches and exercises to keep your gardening body happy and functional.
- July 12 Creating Habitat in Your Yards and Gardens – Birds, insects and other wildlife stay where they feel at home. Learn to create habitat to attract, protect, and support beneficial wildlife and such programs as Audubon at Home to guide you.
- July 19 Growing Food in a Hot Climate – Will your vegetables get enough sun – or too much? What will grow in partial shade? Select plants for your location and adapt your garden for our changing climate.
- July 26 Preserve Your Harvest – Enjoy your garden riches year-round with canning and freezing. Learn the best, safest ways to preserve the flavor and nutrition.