PLENTY has emerged as an important resource that inspires, educates, unifies, and uplifts. Please join us in congratulating them! (You can support MCA's Ag education efforts through PLENTY magazine here)
Conversations ensued with MCA about the possibility of creating a hyper-local magazine all about this treasured asset comprising 1/3 of Montgomery County. Caroline Taylor of MCA and other longtime stakeholders were most encouraging and hugely helpful. Together with long time stakeholders we enrolled local writers, nonprofit heads, farmers, and other Reserve dwellers open to telling their stories about life and work in the Reserve. Based on that we launched PLENTY magazine in summer of 2019.
For Wib and Jane, PLENTY is a labor of love to help inform, inspire and engage its readers about the preciousness of Ag Reserve farmland and open spaces, local history, culture, artisans, entrepreneurs and heroes—the farmers, CSA organizers, nonprofits helping with food insecurity and new farming trends. There are many more stories to tell from the stakeholders and stewards who love the Ag Reserve and protect it.
To be selected as awardees for the 2022 Royce Hanson Award is completely unexpected and so appreciated. PLENTY magazine is a reflection of all of us who have a stake in this area’s food and farming future. In this spirit and understanding we share this award with all of you. These are your stories, your struggles, your life’s work that show up in the magazine. We are the newcomers who are grateful and humbled to create a magazine to tell your stories.
How have I lived 20+ years in this county and never heard about the wonderful Agricultural Reserve? This publication is a gem. I’d probably know more if I haunted more farmers markets. But I don’t and that’s a shame. I wonder how many other MoCo residents are the same as me. I guess the time is right and better late than never to learn about this resource. So thanks for your work. Cheers!
~ Jimilee Komolafe
Another GREAT issue of Plenty—you do such a terrific job!! Beautiful photos and well written articles. Your magazine just gets better with each issue. Thank you so much for your support of our Ag Reserve.
~ Sue Kingsbury Ketron