Get growing with our new workshop series

At Arcadia, we love meeting garden newbies, school garden volunteers, foodie families, and backyard gardeners. We think it's important for all these members of the good food movement to gain the skills they need to grow and eat local food.

That's why we're starting a brand new series of beginner-friendly workshops for gardeners, cooks, and kids. We're calling them Get Growing! Workshops- and you're invited!

We've designed our workshops to be family-friendly. Some workshops - like our Seasonal Cooking Class on May 13 - are intended for kids and parents to attend together. Others are designed for adults, but separate child-friendly activities are available.

All of the workshops will take place at our farm at the Woodlawn Estate (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA), so you'll also have an opportunity to check out our sustainable demonstration farm and tour the grounds of historic Woodlawn.

We expect many workshops to fill up quickly, and you can already sign up for Planning and Designing Your Garden, Backyard Chicken Basics, and our Seasonal Cooking Class for Families. Register now to reserve your spot!


Announcing Arcadia Farm Camp 2013!

After a wildly successful inaugural season, we're excited to announce that information about Arcadia Farm Camp 2013 is now available!

We're making a few changes this time around to make camp more accessible and more fun. For example, we'll provide a transportation option to and from the farm from Old Town and Capitol Hill.* We've also opened camp up to older kids, so that eleven-year-olds and twelve-year-olds can join us. We're even offering an early bird discount for those who sign up before March 15, 2013.

This year we're also offering different themes each week: Little Locavores, Green Growers, Small Chefs, and Young Farmers. While every week definitely includes the basics - food, farming, and fun - we'll include special activities depending on the theme.

And we're definitely sticking with what works: morning chores like weeding and collecting fresh eggs, chef demonstrations, water games on hot days, taste tests, harvesting for the daily salad bar and much, much more.

We're opening registration on February 1, 2013, so stay tuned to our blog and our website for more info. In the meantime, you can also head over to our FAQ page to learn more about camp.

*Transportation is contingent on sufficient ridership, though, so tell your friends to sign up!


Looking for a few fantastic interns

At Arcadia, our interns are essential. We love the energy and talents they bring to the farm, and they're involved in all aspects of our small operation. Interns gain important skills and knowledge that help prepare them for careers in sustainable agriculture, outdoor education, nutrition, nonprofit management, and more.

This spring, we're offering two different internship positions. Farm Interns will focus on our small-scale sustainable farming operation, while Farm Education Interns become an integral part of our farm field trip program. Follow the links to learn more.

Deadline for applications is February 1st. Help us spread the word!