The Resident & Community Gardening Collaborative 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 Resident & Community Gardening Collaborative 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 Ester@mocofoodcouncil.org if you are interested in joining this Collaborative.

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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