MoCo Ag Reserve Cookbook!

Claudia Kousoulas, a land use planner for Montgomery County for more than 20 years, is also a freelance food writer and has put together a cookbook about the County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve.

Bread & Beauty is really a way to bring land use planning right to the kitchen table. The Ag Reserve was set aside more than 40 years ago, but is a vital source of jobs, local food, clean air and water, history, and recreation.

And while this may seem far removed from the urbanizing issues we face in the down-County, it really is all connected. Good planning decisions create a balance of both landscapes and opportunities.

The book promises to be really beautiful, with profiles of farmers and producers, essays about rural issues, stories about County history, photographs, and recipes. You can get a preview on their website here.

Transportation Committee votes 2-1 to approve Forest Glen 2nd entrance!

The County Council’s Transportation Committee voted 2-1 (Berliner, Hucker -YES, Floreen – NO) to approve funding for the Forest Glen 2nd entrance with the bulk of the $20 million being available FY21 and construction completed in FY25.

This is good news for Forest Glen and with the final budget vote on March 20th – let your County Councilmembers know that you support this recommendation!

Here is the video discussion of the vote

CALL TO ACTION!

Do you want a 2nd metro entrance on the East side of Forest Glen? We have an opportunity this year to get funding and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

If you are interested in learning more about this effort – please email us at findingforestglen@gmail.com