Come visit the Central Library for a first-hand look at what it takes to create an urban vegetable garden.

The Library is partnering with a variety of community organizations and agencies to plant and cultivate a vegetable garden at its back entrance. The produce we grow will eventually benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) (check out AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger site to find more information about their program).

In addition to AFAC, our garden partners include:

If you would like to volunteer to help maintain the garden, please contact Puwen Lee at or call 703-845-8486.

Both AFAC and the Library will post photos of the garden’s progress through spring, summer and fall, so check back regularly!