Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House National Trust for Historic Preservation


Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system. Thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia Farm was established in 2010 on the grounds of Woodlawn, originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and The National Trust’s first historic site.

Arcadia’s mission is important to the National Trust and aligns well with the history of Woodlawn: “The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture will bring into the present day the long history of experimental farming at Woodlawn, from George Washington to the mid-nineteenth century Quaker owners.”

For more information on Arcadia’s programming, please visit their website at www.arcadiafood.org

Arcadia Farm is open to the public and hosts regular volunteer days. To learn more, please contact info@arcadiafood.org

Arcadia works to improve the health of the community, bolster the viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future generations through its four key programs:

  • Arcadia Farm: demonstrates environmentally and economically sustainable growing practices
  • Farm to School: connects schools with healthy, local food for school meals and provides  hands-on food & farm education
  • Mobile Market: delivers fresh, affordable food to underserved DC-area neighborhoods
  • Food Hub: aggregates and distributes local products from small-scale, sustainable farms