Building Moratorium to Offset Bethesda School Crowding

The Montgomery County Planning Board invoked a building moratorium to avoid over-crowding in Bethesda area schools.  It will take effect July 1 and last one year, with the possibility of renewal.  Read more…

Female Farmers Bring More Organic and Heirlooms

The number of female-run farms in Maryland and Virginia is increasing, bringing more specialty farms to supply DC area markets.  Whereas men typically run larger, commodity crop farms, women are more likely to choose smaller, niche farming with heirloom produce and organic or pasture raised livestock. Read more…

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First Lady’s Garden Offers a Lesson in Nutrition

Michelle Obama shared the fruits (and vegetables) of her white house garden with DC students as she taught them the importance of fresh produce and smart nutrition in their diets.  The lessons are part of a greater effort to reduce obesity and increase fresh produce accessibility in lower-income neighborhoods.  Read more…

A National Example for Smart Growth

The National Resources Defense Council sites our Ag Reserve, the nation’s largest, as a leading example of smart growth.