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HUG (Highlands Urban Garden) Needs Volunteers!

[ 0 ] February 16, 2021 |



What is it?  The Highlands Urban Garden (HUG) is a temporary demonstration garden inaugurated September 27, 2020, next to the tennis courts in Virginia Highlands Park.  It was created by the Open Space Working Group of Livability 22202–the 3 civic associations of 22202 Arlington Ridge, Aurora Highlands, and Crystal City–in partnership with Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture, which is managing the project and providing design and technical expertise.  The HUG is supported by Arlington County’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Landing Business Improvement District (BID). The garden is a pilot project which demonstrates how otherwise fallow spaces can be transformed into productive land that builds a vibrant ecosystem. It has the potential to be expanded to other areas of National Landing.
How can you help? Volunteers are needed! The HUG is entering the next phase of planning for spring planting.  We are working on the design of the water barrels and signage to explain the project and the plants.  We’re also looking for more volunteers who would like to participate in some aspect of the project: planning, planting, communications, budgeting, etc.  Sign up as a volunteer here.  See the project on the County website here and on the FOUA website here.


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