Success Story: Helena Community Gardens

Helena Community Gardens (HCG) provides organic vegetables to many community families with food insecurities through the Helena Food Share. In 2017, Helena Community Gardens applied for a mini-grant from the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) to use to extend one of the community gardens. After being awarded the grant, HCG purchased and constructed row covers for two garden plots […]

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BACI Success Story: Red Lodge, MT

Red Lodge, MT Red Lodge, MT, is located in south-central Montana and has a population of 2,237. Red Lodge is known for it’s great downtown and outdoor recreation, the Beartooth Highway, and as a gateway community to Yellowstone National Park. In 2015 and 2016, Red Lodge sent a multi-sector team to the Montana Building Active […]

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Sage Gardeners

  Reconnecting seniors to their gardening roots one accessible garden at a time. Sage Gardeners is a non-profit philanthropic organization based out of Bozeman, MT. Their goal is to reconnect senior citizens in either retirement communities or private residences with their gardening roots by providing easily accessible raised gardens. Sage Gardeners believes it is important […]

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Profile of the Week: Mineral Community Hospital Disc Golf Course

This past year the Mineral Community Hospital Foundation partnered with Superior High school to design and install a disc golf course on the hospital campus.  The goal of this project was to offer Mineral County residents a unique recreation venue to engage with family and friends.   The disc golf course project began in the […]

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Glasgow Community Garden

MSU Extension Valley County has teamed up with Milk River Activity Center (MRAC) and the Senior Citizen’s Center to build a community garden that provides an educational opportunity for developmentally disabled individuals and gives them a better understanding of nutrition and healthy eating.   The start date of the gardens was January 3, 2012. Proceeds from […]

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Rocky Mountain Youth Resources

The mission of Rocky Mountain Youth Resources (RMYR) is to empower and support youth to become independent, responsible adults.  At RMYR, youth experience relationships characterized by safety, protection, and care. We set healthy limits in a caring, structured community, giving youth confidence to try out positive behaviors, to build on individual strengths, and to learn […]

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Sanders County BackPack Program

Providing child-friendly, nutritious food during the weekends and holiday breaks for children battling chronic hunger In February 2010 Thompson Falls Elementary in conjunction with the Sanders County Health Department, Montana Food Bank Network, and the Rural Health Initiative Incubator Program launched the Backpack Program for their students. The premise of this program is to provide […]

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Browning Community Garden

The Browning Community Garden and its partner organizations Blackfeet Manpower VISTA and Blackfeet Academy have been working together for the past 4 years to develop and sustain a community garden for those in the Browning area. Since this community garden project began four years ago, several different classes ranging from second graders to high school […]

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Hardin Worksite Wellness Initiative

The Hardin Food Access Task Force and Big Horn County Extension Service partnered with local government offices to plan and implement a wellness program for County employees.    This project began in July of 2012 and to date the group has achieved 3 out of 5 project goals. Local worksites interested in working with the […]

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Livingston Local Food Project

The Livingston Local Food Project was designed to enhance the understanding of the citizens of Livingston and Park county regarding affordable, novel food production options and the benefits of healthy eating.   The Livingston Local Food Project began in April of 2012 and ran through October of 2012. Organic seeds of various vegetables including peppers, […]

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Lewistown Community Garden

The Lewistown Community Garden and the Central Montana Community Cupboard have combined their efforts to create a community garden where community members can grow vegetables for their families or to donate to the Community Cupboard. The Lewistown Community Garden (LCG) project started in January of 2012. In their first year the group built 18 raised […]

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