Our annual meeting theme is "Gardens Grow Community." As we all know, gardens grow more than vegetables. They build a sense of community, offer a gathering place, and often are a space for healing. We want to share your garden story and what it has meant to you and your community this year. Details and story submission form: https://forms.gle/2Q2qYGNkZF62Q1gC6
Special guest speaker Duron Chavis will talk about how he utilizes urban agriculture to transform low-income and marginalized Richmond communities from the inside out. Through the transformation of vacant lots or the revitalization of municipal buildings, Chavis uses local food as a tool to build equity and community resiliency. He’ll discuss why this is important and challenge us to think about how we can center equity and justice in our work here in Arlington.
We'll also give out the GOLDEN RADISH AWARD, elect board members, and recap the year! County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti and County Board Member Libby Garvey will give remarks.