New Program Helps MoCo Residents Grow Their Own Food– for Free!

New Program Helps MoCo Residents Grow Their Own Food– for Free!

Food Grown Home, founded this past January, makes it easy for MoCo residents to learn the art of growing their own food. They deliver everything needed to grow fruits and vegetables right to participants’ homes free of charge. This includes seeds, starters, reusable containers, soil, and more! They also offer mentoring sessions with advisors to provide advice and instructions about growing.

The only requirements for participants are that they must live in MoCo, they must be willing to take photos or videos of your growing products to share with Food Grown Home, and they must be comfortable with their staff delivering growing supplies directly to their homes.

Food Grown Home offers priority to food insecure and low-income households, though all are welcome to apply.

Food Grown Home was developed in collaboration by three local organizations, MetroGreen Style (a sustainable lifestyle brand), Family Learning Solutions (a nonprofit organization), and the Audelia Community Response Team, (a mutual aid network based in Prince George’s and Montgomery County.) 

In addition to offering their growing program, Food Grown Home also provides food rescue packages weekly to MoCo families in need.  These food packages feature healthy as well as culturally relevant offerings.

To learn more about Food Grown Home, check out their instagram.

Update: After this article was initially posted, the Food Grown Home program reached capacity thanks to the interest of our readers. At this moment, they are not accepting new participants, but they plan to open a wait list soon!

Featured image courtesy of Food Grown Home’s Instagram.

By: Michelle Katz @pike.and.rozay

About the Author

Michelle Katz
Michelle Katz has lived in MoCo for most of her life– she was born and raised in the Gaithersburg area and now lives in Rockville. ⁣ ⁣ She is currently a high school art teacher in MCPS. In addition to teaching and working at the MoCoShow, Michelle also runs a local instagram account, @pike.and.rozay, where she features food photography from restaurants in Pike & Rose and the surrounding area. ⁣ ⁣ She is passionate about supporting local businesses and enjoys the opportunity to help keep everyone in the MoCo community informed.

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