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!
The City of Takoma Park is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to reduce food insecurity for disadvantaged or underserved populations of individuals and families residing in the City of Takoma Park.
The American Muslim Senior Society is holding a series of Town Hall Discussions to examine and address the impact of COVID-19.
Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.
4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
Measuring food insecurity is critical for developing food assistance programs; evaluating nutrition, health, and development initiatives; and informing food policy across sectors.
Oct 26th, Nov 23rd
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.
Enjoy local beers from Silver Branch and sample products from Montgomery county businesses while mingling with local Community members!
This two-part series aims to equip nonprofit and community partners with actionable strategies to engage elected officials on key food policy issues at the municipal, county, and state levels.
Nov 1, 4, 10, 19
The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) invites the community to attend a four-part virtual listening series on the Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan.
The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.
Webinar hosted by No Kid Hungry and
The Alliance to End Hunger presents the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit!
Join us for a virtual training: Fresh Produce 101
Thursday, November 4th from 11:00am - 12:00pm.
Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.
The Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s (ALEI) annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.