Our mission is to protect and improve the local environmental resources of Montgomery County related to agriculture and food.
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Sustainability Collaborative members are researching and helping to establish appropriate strategies to address the reduction of wasted food in the County, such as participating in gleaning projects with Community Food Rescue, and working with local farms and the Office of Agricultural Services. Our Working Group hosted a gleaning of sweet potato greens at Red Wiggler Farm in August 2018, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.
The Sustainability Collaborative shares and promotes resources and information pertaining to the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating a whole foods-focused, plant forward diet. According to Project Drawdown, plant-rich diets can reduce carbon emissions while also providing a myriad of health benefits, leading to lower rates of chronic disease. Global carbon emissions could be reduced by “as much as 70 percent through adopting a vegan diet [and] $1 trillion in annual health-care costs and lost productivity would be saved” (Project Drawdown, 2019).
In 2019, we launched a Plant Forward Cooking blog series to share recipes and cooking tips using hyper-local, seasonal produce. Check out our latest blog post, and join us for an Sustainability Collaborative meeting if you are interested in learning about this project, and getting involved!
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training
feb 2-april 6
10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.