The Gardening Subcommittee of the Food Council is a virtual space for community and urban gardeners in the greater Washington DC area to convene in order to build new connections, share gardening best practices, and learn about the community’s available resources and needs/wants as it relates to resident/community food production.

The Gardening Subcommittee meets bi-monthly, with special presentations, speakers, and discussion topics as a feature of each meeting. The current 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/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 Danny Zhou at if you’re interested in joining this Subcommittee.

Upcoming Events

Jul 26

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.

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Jul 27

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

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.

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Jul 28

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Aug 3

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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