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…

Bloomberg: Rising Fuel Costs and the Return to Local Production

With oil demand ever-rising, Jeff Rubin, former chief economist at Toronto investment bank CIBC World Markets Inc, says there’s only one way for fuel prices to go– Up.  And as import costs rise with the price of oil, local food production will become increasingly essential.  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…

NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Explores Local Food Access

Recognizing the many benefits of eating locally grown produce, Kojo explores how to make it more attainable for every budget in the DC area.

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.