Transition Howard County is part of the international Transition movement that is focused on building better communities. We look at all aspects of local sustainability and resilience. 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, including easy ways to live more sustainably, and check out the Infographic on Transition.
People Who Eat!
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.
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. It's a great opportunity to learn more about how people in the area are living more sustainably. The 2016 tour books are now available at solartour.org.
On July 28 we learned about Community Solar. Thanks to the new Community Solar law in Maryland, everybody can go solar! Community Solar allows you to sign up for solar power for your home, business or organization without installing any equipment on your roof.
On August 20 we visited the owners of Real Food Real Close in Ellicott City to see their 9000 square foot vegetable and flower garden. On July 30 we visited a farm in Elkridge that supplies food to the Elkridge Furnace Inn and on June 18 we visited a sustainable farm in Western Howard County. It has been great meeting local food growers who are actively working to be more sustainable.