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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Big Sky Fit Kids

Big Sky Fit Kids is a free activity and nutrition program that teaches the importance of being physically active and that fitness is fun!   Big Sky Fit Kids (BSFK) is the youth component of Shape Up Montana. BSFK is a free activity and nutrition program that teaches the importance of being physically active and that […]

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Seeds of Hope Community Garden

The Tobacco Valley Community Development Council, Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce,  Montana State University Extension, Eureka Rural Development Partners and the Lincoln County Fair Board combined their talents and support to initiate and support the development of a local community garden. The community garden committee operates under the auspices of the MSU Extension Office and […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Runner-up: Stillwater County 4-H Exchange

According to the Montana Department of Human Services, the number one cause of death in Stillwater County is heart disease. There is also an increase in teen and childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and lack of the consumption of healthy, nutritious foods. Across the board, these statistics are consistent with most teens across […]

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“Food Day” Celebration – October 24, 2013

Food Day is the nationwide celebration and movement for healthful, affordable, and sustainable food and is coming up on October 24th! In 2011, the first year of the campaign, 2,300 events took place around the country, and dozens of school districts around the country took part. Visit http://www.foodday.org/ to learn more! We are thrilled to […]

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Kalispell Community Garden

The Kalispell Community Garden (KCG) allows locals, who don’t otherwise have the means, a location to grow their own vegetables to provide nutritious foods for their families. The Kalispell Community Garden has 50 gardening plots free to the community members.   As it resides near low-income housing, many rely on their plots for a fresh source […]

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Scobey Community Garden Enhancement Project

  Scobey, Montana has implemented a community garden located on Main Street. The garden is developed and managed by individuals in Scobey who want fresh produce to be more available to people of the community. The combined talents of Daniels County Memorial Hospital, Daniels County Extension, Daniels County Health Department,  the City of Scobey, Daniels-Sheridan Federal […]

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Pea Pods Neighborhood Garden

  Pea Pods was born from an empty parking lot and diversified neighborhood that wanted to connect neighbors, build assets for the community, and provide awareness of the environment and its accessibility to provide healthy food to all in need. A collaboration of partners responded to the vision. Dedicated residents, schools, daycares, businesses, churches, and […]

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Kalispell City Parks & Recreation — Gardening with Kids

Kalispell City Parks & Recreation “Gardening with Kids”   Kalispell’s “Gardening with Kids” program received funding from the Montana Rural Health Initiative Incubator Mini-Grant in 2011. The success and details of the program are outlined below. Purpose: To increase awareness of healthy food choices, where food comes from, and gardening as a life skill. Process: Twice a […]

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Sanders County Backpack Program

The Sanders County Backpack Program was designed to help improve the health & welfare of the county’s children.   Sanders County is 2,790 square miles with about 1/3 of the county being on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The county holds an unemployment rate of 15.2%, which is the 2nd highest in the state of Montana. […]

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Garden City Harvest

Garden City Harvest’s Garden of Eaton   Garden City Harvest believes that everyone deserves a place to dig in and grow.  Each of their community gardens provide participants with a 15 by 15 foot plot, tools, water, compost, straw, common space, a few starts and seeds, and a the knowledge and guidance of a garden […]

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University of Montana Farm to College

UM Farm to College supports agriculture and economic development statewide by purchasing Montana food products to serve in our dining venues. The UM Farm to College (FTC) Program brings fresh, locally grown and processed food to campus through direct relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and businesses. University Dining Services initiated the FTC Program in the […]

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