Fairfax Food Council (FFC) was established by the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax in 2015 with a vision of a vibrant food system where healthy, accessible and affordable food is valued as a basic human right. Its mission is to facilitate community partnerships and efforts to promote healthy eating.
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Upcoming Virtual Workshop
Setting Up Your Garden
The Urban Agriculture Work Group is hosting Elias Castillo, a local gardener and YouTuber focused on gardening in zone 7a. Elias will share how to prepare soil, start seedlings, protect plants from pests and other spring gardening information. Next will be a presentation called “The Garden Diaries,” where 2 community members and backyard gardeners share tips, plant suggestions and other useful information for spring gardens. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A session to help answer your garden questions.
2021 FOOD SUMMIT | Empowering Equitable Food Solutions: Collaborations during COVID – and Beyond
The 2021 Food Summit examined how our food system responded to the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with an in-depth look at the equity impact on health, employment, urban agriculture, new food partners and collaborations, and first-time food insecure residents. The summit took place on June 16, 2021.
Fight Hunger in Fairfax County
About the Food Council
Food Access & Literacy Work Group
The Food Access & Literacy Work Group works collaboratively to develop innovative initiatives to increase the number of healthy food access points in the Fairfax community in the areas of highest need. The work group also facilitates collaborative initiatives to develop food literacy and nutrition education programming that is available and delivered through a variety of avenues.
Urban Agriculture Work Group
The Urban Agriculture Work Group supports food production at community settings and on public and private property to improve the environmental, economic and human health of Fairfax County. The vision of the work group is a healthy, beautiful and equitable Fairfax County where fresh food is grown within walking distance of every kitchen.
Connect to a Fairfax Food Council Meeting
Working Group and Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are virtual until further notice (unless otherwise noted). Please email HDFairfaxFoodCouncil@fairfaxcounty.gov to RSVP for an upcoming meeting or for more information.
Urban Agriculture Work Group Meetings 2022
All meetings scheduled 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Food Access & Literacy Work Group Meetings 2022
All meetings scheduled 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee Meetings 2022
February 10, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.