All Food Council meetings are open to the public and community participation is encouraged. Anyone can request to present or have an item discussed on the agenda. To make this request, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Food Council meeting will be on Saturday, March 1, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Bethesda Green for the screening of the TedX Conference, "Changing the Way We Eat" 2014 MEETING SCHEDULE *Saturday, March 1st -- 9-6 PM TedX Talks, "Changing the Way We Eat" screening at Bethesda Green. Food Council and working group meetings 12:30-1:40 PMClick here to learn more. May 14 -- 7-9PM"Meet Your Producers" at the Ag Farm History Park in Derwood *July 26 or to coincide with the Saturday Farm Tours September 10 November 5
2013 MEETING SCHEDULE *Wednesday, February 20th – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location:Eastern Village Cohousing Community, Silver Spring, MD. *Wednesday, April 17th – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location:Brookside Gardens at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. *Wednesday, June 19th – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Rockville Memorial Library at 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850. *Wednesday, September 18– 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Explore the topic of greeinging a restaurant. Location: Bethesda Green 4825 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 *Wednesday, November, 6 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. FOOD & FAITH Explore what faith-based organizations are doing and learn about the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church's micro-enterprise culinary incubator and shared commercial kitchen. Location: Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Meeting locations and times will vary as to give everyone equal access to participating in the work of the Food Council. The meetings will be spread throughout Montgomery County. Carpools can be arranged as needed.
PRESENTATIONS Members of the public are welcome to present at Food Council Meetings. Anyone interested in presenting must submit a presentation request to the Food Council. A draft presentation no more than two pages long and a quick blurb/summary about the topic must be e-mailed to email@example.com.
The blurb will be added to the meeting agenda. The draft presentation should include everything that will be said at the meeting. Presentations should be about five to ten minutes long with five additional minutes for discussion. If the applicant has any reading materials they would like to have accompany the presentation then they must be sent with the application. Also, if there is any specific action the presenter would like the Food Council to take they should make note of it in the application. Action requests should be as specific, clear, and comprehensive as possible. Applicants will be notified at least a week prior to the meeting if they have been selected to speak. Presentations are selected based on their relevance to the work of the Food Council, room on the agenda, and the timeliness of the issue or information presented on.