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A recognition shared by our sponsors, donors and partners. THANK YOU!
We are so proud to be selected once again for inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington. Nonprofits chosen for this honor have undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 150+ local experts. These professionals look for organizations that are making a big impact while being effective and transparent stewards of donor funds. Being featured in the Catalogue for a third time is also a recognition of the importance of local farm and water supply protection - along with our impactful work in this effort. MCA is one of only 7 environmental nonprofits honored and we are far smaller than the average organization. It is the support of our donors and partners that lets us stay on the job and tenaciously punch above our weight in protection of local farms, open space and our water supply. See the video below for information about the nonprofits selected.
June 25 7pm
Poolesville - Museum/Historic Bank Building
19933 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
Funding Your Farm Business
Please join us for a free farmer to farmer discussion about funding for projects, conservation, and equipment.
-How do I fund fencing?
-Can I get a low/no -interest loan for farmland?
We’ll talk about the different programs and different options.
Presenters: Keith Ohlinger, owner/operator Heritage Hill Farm and
Charlotte Brewster, Howard and Montgomery County NRCS District Conservationist
Cheers to all that attended the Re-Leaf the Reserve Program Launch. With a backdrop of 200 trees on Re-Leaf's first acre along the Little Monocacy, Gwen Wright from Montgomery County Planning heralded the "beginning of a beautiful relationship" - recognizing MCA and her own staff members for taking the program from an idea to trees in the ground in just a few months, cutting through the paperwork to work at the speed befitting the warming climate we face.
But- this is just the beginning. While one acre planted is the equivalent of taking 17 cars off the road, we have much bigger goals. MCA has identified 80 acres of stream-adjacent land in need of similar reforestation. You can be part of this program! Sign up to host trees or help with planting here. Downcounty residents can take advantage of programs to reforest their properties too.
Amy Seely was there to represent Gardens by Garth who ably planted the trees.
President of the Town of Poolesville Commissioners Jerry Kolbukowski and planning staff members Robert Kronenberg and Mark Pfefferle were also in attendence. Thanks to all that were there to witness the start of a new forest!
Our ED Caroline Taylor gives the 6 minute explanation of Re-Leaf the Reserve on My MC Media's Week in Review.
Farmers Invited to a Free Field Day at Rocklands Farm
May 31 3-5:30
14531 Montevideo Road
Poolesville, MD, 20837
Rocklands Farm has been implementing regenerative agriculture practices to raise meat, eggs and wine inputs while building soil and sequestering carbon. (More at "How We Farm") . Greg and his team are inviting local farmers to tour the pastures and gather for a discussion. Like most Fridays, the Farm is hosting a Food Truck and Live Music starting at 5:30. This week it's Paella so feel free to stick around after the tour.
Local Food Connection
Community Supported Agriculture
Restaurants & Retail
Artists of the Reserve
Montgomery Countryside Alliance
P.O Box 24, Poolesville, MD 20837
301-461-9831 • firstname.lastname@example.org
MCA is proud to announce that we have been recognized for a third time as one of the best small charities in the D.C. region by Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. A panel of 110 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated 270 applications.
MCA is known as an effective and innovative non-profit whose efforts to preserve and promote Montgomery County’s nationally recognized 93,000 acre Ag Reserve have brought increased public and governmental support of local food production and farmland and open space preservation. Most importantly, MCA’s efforts are putting more farmers on the ground and keeping them there.