Go shopping at the Common Market Coop – and raise money for great work in Frederick County…now through June

Help raise funds for Friends of Frederick County, Community F.A.R.E., Stream Link Education and Community Renewable Energy simply by reusing your shopping bags!  Shop at the Common Market now through June; for every reusable bag you use, you raise money for us!

Livable Frederick: FoFC continues to push for livable public services

In an effort to ensure we protect our environment and have adequate public services for all County residents FoFC joined with Cleanwater Linganore, Envision Frederick County, RALE and 1000 Friends of Maryland, to send this letter to those leading Frederick County’s long term planning process called Livable Frederick. Keep your expectations for our future high, […]

High Quality Food Production and Carbon Sequestration

HIGH QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTION AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION (message from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate)   Independent researcher and consultant Michael Locklear will be speaking about combining high quality food production with carbon sequestration this Saturday, March 11 at 2 PM at the Friends Meeting House in Annapolis. This talk is sponsored by the Climate Stewards […]

Is there a proposed development that might threaten your community or environment? Evaluate it.

Check out this check list: ceds.org/Checklist.pdf A 2-page Checklist from our friends at Community & Environmental Defense Services to help evaluate any proposed activity that might threaten your community or environment. Topics covered in the checklist are: · Clean Water, · Traffic Congestion & Safety, · Schools Overcrowding & Safe Streets, · Tree & Forest […]

Community Renewable Energy’s opinion on large solar fields

Excerpt from full letter submitted by Community Renewable Energy, a project of the Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, Inc. a tax-exempt, 501c3 not for profit organization.  It is my opinion that there should be a strong preference for renewable energy projects in this order: a. For ownership and direct economic benefit/use by the site-owner b. For distributed […]

CALL TO ACTION: support Monocacy River Plan!

You May Have Heard About the Monocacy River Plan: those against it are much louder than we are! You may have heard about the controversy over the Monocacy River Plan. Unfortunately some of the information circulating is untrue and is just being used to fuel a fire and disrupt ensuring our clean drinking water. We […]

Contamination of Frederick City’s Drinking Water with Polluted County Surface Water

Clean Streams, Healthy Drinking Water Read the full report: Contamination of Frederick City’s Drinking Water with Polluted County Surface Water. Frederick City get its water from Linganore Creek (42.4 %), the Monocacy River (28.6 %), the Potomac River (16.4 %) and from Fishing Creek (12.6 %). In 2013 City of Frederick tap water violated federal health […]

The polluted Monocacy River, our collective stewardship and collaboration

Published in the FNP 12/20/16 As someone who drinks public water that comes from the Monocacy River, I care about its cleanliness. Like everyone, I respect personal property rights, but I also respect taxpayer rights. So when I read about the hoopla at last week’s meeting over a plan to restore the polluted Monocacy River […]

Workshop to Help Small Farm Businesses Break into Wholesale Markets

Agenda   Press Release   Flyer    HOW TO REGISTER Program features best practices for small farms to sell to commercial and institutional buyers Frederick, MD – As demand for local food soars opportunities abound, but to take advantage and grow, growers need help navigating the wholesale market. On January 23-, 24, 2017, Community FARE (Food-Advocacy-Resources-Education) a […]

Would you like to see less sugar and more local, fresh produce in Maryland school cafeterias?

Healthy School Food Maryland (HSFMD) is working to bring whole, real, local and safe foods to Maryland school cafeterias. Please join their efforts in Frederick by joining their e-mail list and sharing this message with your friends and local listservs.   Join here HSFMD’s primary project for 2016-2017 is a program to grade the school food […]