The Food Council seeks to protect and improve the local environmental resources of Montgomery County related to agriculture and food, by collaborating with environmental stakeholders and policymakers to implement programs and policies that will promote sustainability in our food system.

Focus areas include:

  • Increasing regional food waste composting capacity
  • Supporting the establishment of community composting education sites and composting-related educational programs
  • Reducing food waste in Montgomery County
  • Increasing awareness of the benefits of plant-based diets
  • Increasing local, sustainable procurement

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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