Community gardens offer spaces where neighbors can come together and get their hands dirty while growing healthy, wholesome foods. If you would like to plant your favorite fruits and vegetables, then stop by one of the many community gardens in Arlington. Several locations near our Clarendon apartments welcome beginning and seasoned gardeners alike. They include:
Community Garden (Arlington)
At Arlington’s community garden, plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Gardeners must live within Arlington County and spend five hours a week working in their garden. Keep your plot weed-free, and remove any dead plants, stakes, and other items by November 30th each year to prepare for the winter season.
Bruce Monroe Community Garden
Established in 2011, the Bruce Monroe Community Garden was created by local volunteers who built and raised the beds. It boasts nearly 200 3′ x 6′ plots maintained by individuals or families. The garden also offers shared beds cared for by a group of gardeners. A grant in 2012 allowed for the addition of a tool shed, compost bins, and more. The cost for a private plot is $30 per year.
Virginia Avenue Community Garden
The Virginia Avenue Community Garden began helping people grow fruits and vegetables in 2004. It doubled in size the following year and now features more than 80 plots offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The organizers often donate excess produce to the homeless and organizations such as SOME (So Others May Eat). In addition, the property also includes over 15 fruit trees along the fence so that community members can pick fruit from outside the garden.
Many of these community gardens also offer tips and pointers to the novice urban farmers of Arlington. While you garden, listen to the best podcasts about Arlington. You can learn about ghosts, books, the arts, and much more. Finally, if you would like to become a resident of 2001 Clarendon Blvd, please contact us. Our team will schedule a showing where you can see our apartments near Courthouse Metro firsthand.Back to all posts