Newsletter Sept 2008

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A Place With Purpose…

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir

We are pressing forward on many fronts, including: zoning code rewrite, New Farm Pilot, Land Link, Global Mission Mega Church and ensuring that our children learn about where food is grown and the value of farmland and open space preservation. Explore our web site to learn more! Watch this short video that briefly captures some of the opportunities that are waiting in our own backyard!

We greatly appreciate our 2012-2013 Funders:

Whole Foods Market Montgomery County

Wallace Genetic

Cornell Douglas

Kay Family Foundation

Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Ithaka Foundation

Kiplinger Foundation

Elmo Foundation

Tierra Vista Tours & Consulting

Thompson Apiaries

The Chrysalis Fund

Patriot Land and Wildlife Services

The Edwin and Winsome Brown Trust

Potomac Pedalers

Ricciuti’s Restaurant

Lee’s Trees

Darnestown Civic Assn.

Garden of Remembrance Memorial

Bobinawarrah Farm

Stronghold Inc.

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MCA is proud to announce that we are recognized for a second year 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.