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Did you have trouble buying Growing Legacy Premiere tickets? Never fear- you don’t have to have a Pay Pal account and you can use any major credit card- click here to try again.

If you’d rather send a check- just put “Growing Legacy Tickets” on the memo line, made out to Montgomery Countryside Alliance (or MCA)  and send it along to : Montgomery Countryside Alliance PO Box 24 Poolesville, MD 20837

Many Thanks!

Lee Langstaff at Sepherd's Hey Farm (Dan Ross of the Gazette)

What Has MCA Done for Me Lately?

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photo by Lee Langstaff

As we were putting together our ambitious 2014 work plan, we got thinking about all of the things we have achieved together with our supporters in the last few years. There is much left to do and we could use your help.

What has MCA done for me lately? Well…..

Our Shared Environmental Resources

Set Ten Mile Creek (backup water supply for 4.3 million) on the path to protection … but there is more to do

Supported Successful Urban Tree Legislation

Rebuffed Efforts to  Increase Previous Surface  Allowed in County Development

Supporting a Strong Ag Sector

Connecting New and Expanding Farmers with Land

Strengthening the Producer Community with a  Listserve and Summits

Successfully Pushing for a New Farm Pilot Program

Proud Lead Organization of the Farming at Metro’s Edge Conference

Community

Producing “Growing Legacy”  film about the Reserve for students and the public

Creating an Ag Reserve Candidate Questionnaire/Voter Resource

Creating an Ag Education Pilot – 80 students reached so far

Helping to Found the MoCo Food Council

Keeping Monocacy Elementary Open

Zoning

No Commercial Recreation or Camps in the Ag Reserve

No Sewer Extension for Mega Churches

Battling Back Plans for Massive Cell Towers

And the list goes on and on… help us add more victories to this list- join MCA – a yearly membership is just $25


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Thanks for funding Growing Legacy!


We will keep you updated on our progress by email. If you want to contact us about the movie- drop us a line at info@mocoalliance.org

A new movie about Bee Colony Collapse (Video)

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What keeps the wheels of agriculture buzzing? The answer is  bees. Scientists have been documenting huge die-offs in bee population, thought to be the result of an over-reliance on chemical pesticides. The critically acclaimed new movie, “Queen of the Sun” is a meditation on  this Colony Collapse, and  efforts to help bees bounce back.  MCA is hoping to host a screening of this movie, in the mean time, here is the trailer. Have thoughts on the trailer, join the conversation on our facebook page.

A farm in Silver Spring (really!) makes SilverDocs

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When Carlie Koiner was growing up, MoCo was all farms. Charlie is now 83 and the 1 acre plot he farms behind his house in downtown Silver Spring is the only MoCo  farm below the beltway. This tenacious farmer has caught the attention of local documentary film makers and his story ‘Corner Plot’ will be featured next week at SilverDocs, the documentary film fest hosted by the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring.  See the Gazette article for info on all  three showtimes.  We highly recommend the trailer.

Local Events

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Oh, the places you will go…

Upcoming Local Events

August 8-16 – MoCo Ag Fair

September 25, 7:30pm – Come see our film “Growing Legacy” at Universities at Shady Grove

Ongoing- Growing Table Dinners at Rocklands Farm

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum – Poolesville

Lee Langstaff's Spring Lambs

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary by Hilary Schwab

Ongoing Events

Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection: Events Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Click for scheduled events… Fox Haven Farm Learning Center-  Ongoing events and workshops Sandy Spring Museum Calendar of Events

Have an Event you would like us to add? Contact us at info@mocoalliance.org