Collaboratives

 

Through our communities of practice, the Food Council creates spaces where community partners can connect around shared areas of focus. These Collaboratives are open to the public and bring a grassroots approach to facilitating discussion, resource communication, and best practice sharing to specific areas of our food system. These groups are also important opportunities to identify policy and program challenges and opportunities that will inform our advocacy initiatives. 

  • Resident & Community Gardening: Bringing together those who grow food at home or neighborhood sites as well as community partners who support access to gardening opportunities for County residents and groups semi-monthly.
  • Sustainability: Exploring and addressing the intersection of food and climate change and the impact of the food system on our natural resources in semi-monthly gatherings.
  • SNAP Benefits Outreach & Enrollment: Connecting people and organizations directly engaged in food assistance benefits outreach and enrollment work with residents in our community monthly. 
  • MoCo Made: The Food Council also coordinates networks for Montgomery County-based food and beverage businesses and food farmers.

Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Food System Advocacy Community Call

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Jan 27

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

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feb 2-april 6

Beginning Farmer Training Course

10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.

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Feb 2

Sustainability Collaborative Launch Meeting

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Feb 3

Montgomery County Grants Nonprofit Feedback Session

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Feb 13

Food Security Community Call

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Feb 16

Increased Local Food Procurement Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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Feb 23

6th ANNUAL MoCo Food Producer Forum, Thurs, Feb 23, 9:30-12:30 at Ag History Farm Park (with lunch!)

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Mar 7

Equitable & Affordable Land Access for Food Production Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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