2021 Montgomery County Food System Policy and Programs Recommendations
The Montgomery County Food Council is proud to share our
2021 Montgomery County Food System Policy and Program RecommendationsThese recommendations are intended to serve as a guide for Countywide food system advocacy efforts in 2021, and reflect our core priorities of equity, community, and economic and environmental sustainability.
The Food Council’s 2021 initiatives will be driven and informed by these priorities, and we share them to serve as a guiding resource to foster systems-based, collaborative strategies for all policymakers, community advocates, and local leaders in the coming year.
Our recommendations are grouped into the following priority areas:
Recognize and Dismantle Systemic Racism in the Food System
Enhance Local Food System Resiliency
Expand Food Access
Reduce Food Waste and Enhance Food System Sustainability
Expand Food Education and Economic Opportunities
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Jan 30-March 20
Master Gardeners: Free Gardening Presentations (Español)
Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!
Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting
First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series
The UMD AGNR Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series is kicking off on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM with "Building a Localized Waste-free Food System One Apply at a Time".
The Art of the Seed Start
A SNEEK-PEEK AT HOW KOINER FARM STARTS ITS CROPS - AND TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS AT HOME. SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:00-5:30PM ON ZOOM
Food Security Community Call
Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.
Food Economy Working Group Meeting
Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.
Basic GAP Training
Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!
Food Education Working Group Meeting
4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8
Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World
Western Maryland Food Council presents "Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World" virtual conference, 1-3:30PM March 25th, April 1, April 8.
April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th
Gardening Grant Showcase
The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.
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