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Community Gardens

Community gardens provide a location for residents to grow an array of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Popular crops include tomatoes, basil, squash, sunflowers, raspberries, asparagus, onions and greens.

Page updated on Mar 5, 2019 at 2:36 PM

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Community Gardening is one way that the City is helping to increase Alexandria residents’ access to locally grown, environmentally sustainable foods as part of the   Healthy Food Alexandria initiative

The gardening season runs March 1 through November 30 each year.
 

Chinquapin Organic Gardens

Located near T.C. Williams High School and behind the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, the Chinquapin Organic Gardens are run by the City of Alexandria and are available for rent to City residents for a fee.  Each plot is about 15x20 ft., half plots are 15x10 ft., and there are 172 plots. Rentals are available on an annual basis, when plots are available. For more information, visit the Chinquapin Organic Gardens website or contact Alexandria Community Gardens

Garden Plots are still available for the 2019 Gardening Season. Please read the Community Garden Plot Regulations regarding garden plot rental before submitting a Community Garden Plot Application. Once all garden plots have been rented, a waiting list will be formed and it may take more than a year for a plot to become available. 

Holmes Run Community Garden

The Holmes Run Community Garden are located on the west-end of  the City on Holmes Run Pkwy, in Holmes Run Park.  Each plot is about 15x20 feet wide, and there are 24 plots. Rentals are available on an annual basis, when plots are available. For more information, visit the Holmes Run Community Garden website or contact Alexandria Community Gardens

Garden Plots are still available for the 2019 Gardening Season. Please read the Community Garden Plot Regulations regarding garden plot rental before submitting a Community Garden Plot Application. Once all garden plots have been rented, a waiting list will be formed and it may take more than a year for a plot to become available. 

Dale Street Community Garden

A new community garden has opened in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria with a mission to support and enhance the social capital, food security, and health of the local community through gardening. The garden located at 65 Dale Street opened in the fall of 2018 with thirty-two raised beds and communal space for demonstration gardens and horticulture education. The community garden is governed by a volunteer garden board in partnership with the City of Alexandria. There are three sizes of raised beds available and membership priority is given to neighborhood residents within a .5 mile radius of the garden.

Dale Street Community Garden manages its own plot registration. Apply for garden membership or for more information, please contact dalestgarden@gmail.com or Alexandria Community Gardens



Alexandria Community Gardens:   
               
Park Operations, RPCA 
703.746.5496 
RPCAgardens@alexandriava.gov


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Jones Point Community Garden

The Jones Point Community Garden located near the I-495 overpass, is on the grounds of the National Park Service and is not affiliated with the City of Alexandria.  For more information, contact:  JonesPointParkGardens@gmail.com

GW Community Garden

The GW Community Garden  is located on the grounds of George Washington Middle School. A group of approximately 20 interested citizens in Del Ray has formed a committee to manage the garden, with support from the Master Gardeners and ACPS Garden Coordinator Wendy Sparrow. For more information, e-mail gwcommunitygarden@gmail.com.

Cora Kelly Community GARDEN

The Cora Kelly garden is located on the grounds of Cora Kelly Elementary School. Garden plots are managed through ACPS.  For more information, call the main office, 703-706-4420. 

ARHA Community Gardens

The ACHIEVE Planning Team is partnering with the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) to build community gardens for residents and kick-off a gardening and nutrition program for ARHA children and families.

Other Resources:
Virginia Cooperative Extension 

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