Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit

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Previous Virginia Urban Agriculture Summits

1st Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit, April 15-16, 2014, Lynchburg, VA

News Release


The News & Advance (

Virginia Public Radio

ABC 13 News

2nd Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit, October 22-23, 2015, Richmond, VA

News Release

3rd Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit, October 5-6, 2017, Arlington, VA


Speaker & Poster Presentations

Photo Gallery

Watch Overview Video

Watch how to start a non-profit farm presentation by Arcadia Farm Manager Katherine Collins

Watch how to improve food recovery/prevent food waste presentation by Kai Robertson, Independent Sustainability Advisor & Puwen Lee, Arlington Food Assistance Center

Watch Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program presentation by Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, VSU

Watch how to start an ethnic and specialty crops farm presentation, by John Manirakiza, native of Burundi

Watch how to start a city garden service business presentation, by Carly Mercer, Garden Program Director, Love & Carrots

Watch how to start an urban compost business in the city presentation, by Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost founder and war veteran.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mollie Klein ( or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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