AFAC Plot Against Hunger

Tomatoes ripen on the vine at a garden maintained by the Arlington Food Assistance Center on South Walter Reed Drive.

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, 10 selected Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) “Plot Against Hunger” gardens in Arlington will open the weekend of Oct. 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.

Gardens to be open on Oct. 5 include Clarendon Methodist Church, 606 North Irving St. (8 to 10 a.m.); St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane (9 to 11 a.m.); Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Central Library (10 a.m. to noon); Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 South Old Glebe Road (10 a.m. to noon); Ball-Sellers House, 5620 3rd St. South (noon to 3 p.m.).

Gardens to be open on Oct. 6 include Walter Reed Annex, 2060 South Walter Reed Drive (9 to 11 a.m.); Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 North Jackson St. (10 a.m. to noon); Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.); and Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd. (1 to 3 p.m.)

For information and to reserve a spot, see the Website at

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