Scott E’s Blog interviewed the following guests about the Grow It Forward campaign in Howard County:

Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester
Paul McElderry – Community Action Council’s Director of Food Bank
Leslie Bauer – President of the Howard County Farm Bureau
Colby Ferguson – Director of Government & Public Relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau

The Grow It Forward campaign aims to help meet the needs of food-insecure communities in the fall/winter months of 2020-2021 while simultaneously supporting the economic recovery of small, local farmers. The goal is to raise $100,000 by August 1 and secure an additional 80,000 pounds of local food for local food pantries.

You can watch the interview from the Facebook Live Stream on Scott E’s Blog page here:  https://www.facebook.com/scotteblog/videos/923440254798452/

You can also watch the video of the interview on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smuYyV9OypQ

And finally you can listen to the audio version of the interview on PodBean: https://scotteblog.podbean.com/e/talking-about-the-grow-it-forward-campaign-in-howard-county/

I expect the interview to be on Scott E’s Blog Podcast channel on iTunes very soon:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scottes-blog-podcast/id1503974521

To learn more about this program be sure to read the following articles:

State Senator Katie Fry Hester Announces the Grow It Forward Fund

In the Midst of Pandemic, State Senator Katie Fry Hester is on a Mission to Save Local Farms and Feed Marylanders In Need – All at the Same Time

Are you a farmer, student  or volunteer organization interested in getting involved?  Please send an email to  GrowItForwardMD@gmail.com

Want to donate to this campaign? Here is a button that will take you right to the donation page on the Community Foundation of Howard County website:

To read the legislation discussed in the interview view SB0985-2020 (Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program and Certified Local Farm Enterprise Food Aggregation Grant Fund – Establishment)

Scott E

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