Our mission is to protect and improve the local environmental resources of Montgomery County related to agriculture and food.
EIWG 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 Environmental Impact Working Group 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 Environmental Impact Working Group meeting if you are interested in learning about this project, and getting involved!
Nov 2- Dec 21
Discuss current nutrition and health topics and discover new ways to be active.
Nov 26-Dec 4
Support the Food Council and Cornerstone Montgomery when you shop local this holiday season!
Every other Monday, 1:00-2:30pm. Please register in advance.
Learn more about buying local this holiday season!
Upcoming Virtual Training on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) co-hosted by Maryland Hunger Solutions and Montgomery County Food Council.
Join leaders in both agriculture and cybersecurity at the intersection of these two industries to explore emerging opportunities presented by the rise of agtech.
A community event promoting international selection of restaurants at the Fox Chapel shopping center.
3rd Wednesday of Every Month. The next meeting will be held on December 16th, 9-10:30am.
Tuesday, 1/5 from 9:30-11am.