Transition Howard County is part of the international Transition movement that is focused on making communities more resilient. We look at all aspects of local sustainability. Click on the links in the navigation bar on the left to learn more about what we are doing in those areas and how you can be part of the solution. Learn more about Transition Howard County and check out the Infographic on Transition.
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Container Gardening and Food for Thought
Please join us at Miller Library on May 5 at 7pm for a joint FREE event with the Master Gardeners. There will be a workshop on container gardening, followed by a showing of the short film, Food for Thought. This film explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices and introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers and educators who are providing solutions.
Come join the multi-generational fun as Transition Howard County partners with Columbia Families in Nature for two "Re-Leaf" parties. Bring your kids and grandkids to create beautiful spaces and learn how to encourage biodiversity in your yard. Last Fall two families volunteered parts of their yards to be transitioned into pollinator gardens. We held two 'Leaf Parties' to lasagna layer the chosen areas with leaves to kill the grass, in preparation for spring planting. Now it's spring and you are invited to join the planting fun! The dates of the parties are: May 13, 4 pm - 5:30 pm and May 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm Register at www.columbiafamiliesinnature.org
Visit a Sustainable Farm in Western Howard County
On June 18 please join us for a visit to a sustainable farm in Western Howard County. Meet one of our local farmers who has been actively working to make his farm in Woodbine a wonderful example of what the transition to sustainability looks like. We will be visiting his farm from Noon to 4pm to give us plenty of time to see how he is growing his crops and raising his animals. Space is limited on this visit so registration is required.
2016 Solar and Green Home Tour
The Howard County tour will be held in conjunction with the 26 th Annual Metropolitan Washington DC tour on October 1-2. This will be the fourth time that Transition Howard County is organizing this event for our County.
Food Forest and Native Meadow Planting
On April 30 we planted a forest garden and native meadow with The Harvest Collective. In addition to putting in a lot of strawberries, herbs, and native plants we also sheet mulched and moved several raspberry bushes. We shared a vegetarian lunch and discussed plant selection and perennial polycultures in the forest garden. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We accomplished so much!