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10 inspiring urban gardens

By: Enrique Gili on March 28, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
adult and children in garden

Photo: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Agriculture

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Alexandria, Va.

The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture based in Alexandria, Va., is located on the grounds of a former plantation owned by President George Washington. The nonprofit has teamed up with the National Trust for Historical Preservation to help bring an end to food deserts in the D.C. region. Meanwhile, kids get an education in raising plants and killing bugs.