Arlington Reads, Arlington Grows

Virginia

Since 2010 the Arlington Central Library has maintained a vegetable garden on its property. This summer, it’s hosting weekly workshops on growing vegetables. 

The garden is in partnership with the Arlington Food Assistance Center. After starting its program “Arlington Reads, Arlington Grows” eight years ago, volunteers have been working on the plot to fight hunger in the area. All of the vegetables grown in the garden are donated to AFAC. 

“Nobody’s in touch with their food anymore and we’re rediscovering it,” said Don Weber, founding member of the garden, “I think that’s important. I think it’s really important to put people in touch with their own ability to grow.”

Wednesday’s talk, taught by Weber himself, was on growing vegetables for the fall. 

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