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.
People Who Eat!
We have a number of events planned as part of our "People Who Eat" series.
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.
On July 30 we will be visiting a farm in Elkridge that supplies food to the Elkridge Furnace Inn. This visit will be a combination potluck and farm tour.
On August 20 we will visit the owners of Real Food Real Close in Ellicott City to see their 9000 square foot vegetable and flower garden.
On September 17 we will visit the Green Farmacy in Fulton and learn about medicinal plants from international expert and author, Dr. Jim. Duke.
Space is limited for all of these events so registration is required.
2016 Solar and Green Home Tour
The Howard County tour will be held in conjunction with the 26th 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.
Garden Planting Parties
On May 17 we partnered with Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN) to create a beautiful garden space and talk about how to encourage biodiversity in suburban yards. We will partner with CFIN again in the Fall for more leaf parties!
Container Gardening and Food for Thought
We partnered with the Master Gardeners on a container gardening workshop, 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.
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!