Blueberry Gleaning at Farm At Home

Picking your own fruit is always fun, but picking for those in need is even better! In an effort to continue to reduce wasted food in Montgomery County, the Food Council's Environmental Impact Working Group partnered with Community Food Rescue on Monday, July 15th, for a blueberry gleaning event. The gleaning took place at the Farm at Home in Poolesville, a family-owned and operated farm that offers the public hands-on opportunities to "pick-your-own" blueberries. A group of 12 gleaners, in...
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Composting in our Community: an EIWG Special Presentation

In May, our Environmental Impact Working Group (EIWG) meeting featured special presentations from Ryan Walter of the Compost Crew and Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR). Both Brenda and Ryan have been actively involved in increasing community composting in Montgomery County for years, in different yet equally important capacities. This meeting brought together more than 20 local community members and environmental stakeholders to learn more about successful community...
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Rockville Student Wins International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is held each year during the first full week of May, and each year the Compost Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) holds a Poster Contest, open to people of all ages and from all across the world. This year an eleventh-grade high school student, Talia Mitre, from Rockville, designed the winning poster! Talia's poster highlights this year's theme of "Compost! Building a Better Future." Representatives from Bethesda Green, CCREF, the US...
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