The Gardening Subcommittee is an initiative of the Montgomery County Food Council’s Food Education Working Group. It is a virtual space to convene community and urban gardeners in Montgomery County in order to build new connections and to share gardening best practices. Committee meetings also create opportunities to learn about the community’s available resources, needs and wants as they relate to resident and community food production.

The Gardening Subcommittee meets bi-monthly, with special presentations, speakers, and discussion topics as a feature of each meeting. The priorities of the Subcommittee are:

  • Facilitate skill-building and technical training opportunities, and collect and share information about technical assistance resources
  • Research, and advocate for, educational opportunities and tutorials in Montgomery County related to community and urban gardening
  • Highlight gardening educational opportunities and resources on a specific page on the Food Council’s website. This webpage will be designed to be a resource for the general public.
  • Continue supporting grant recipients who received grant awards for small space food production projects in Fall 2020
  • Increase support of current existing community gardening and victory gardening programs within the County

Please contact vanessa@mocofoodcouncil.org if you are interested in joining this Subcommittee.

Upcoming Events

May 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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May 24

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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May 24

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Mental Health & Homelessness

Shepherd’s Table is hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Mental Health & Homelessness on Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

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Jun 7

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Jun 13

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Jul 28

MoCo Made Food and Beverage Expo

Save the date: Thursday, July 28th, 11am-3pm

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