Bigfork/Ferndale Community Square Foot Garden

Come Grow With Us The St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Ferndale started a Square Foot Gardening system to provide members of the Bigfork and Ferndale communities along with the surrounding areas with a place to garden. The ground was made available by the St. Patrick’s Church. There are currently 72 plots and 62 of them were planted this […]

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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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Stillwater Gets Fit

Stillwater County Public Health Department launched Stillwater Gets Fit in February 2010 to mirror the activities of the statewide Shape up Montana program. However, Stillwater Gets Fit brings a local flair to the competition, adding custom nutrition and physical activity ideas to specifically cater to the population of Stillwater. Participants in Stillwater Gets Fit pay […]

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Gallatin Valley Farm to School

  Gallatin Valley Farm to School (GVF2S) was started in February 2007 by a Steering Committee of committed and concerned parents and community members. Today GVF2S is a collaboration between many diverse organizations, such as parent councils of various schools in the area, Bozeman School District Food Service, Montana Outdoor Science School, The Community Food Co-op, […]

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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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Fairfield Community Flu/Health Clinic

Fairfield Public Schools hosted a health clinic providing flu vaccines, pneumonia shots, and blood draws. To kickoff National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Fairfield Public Schools hosted a health clinic on Wednesday, October 27, 2011 in the high school multipurpose room. The Teton County Health Department administered flu shots, flu mists, and pneumonia shots throughout […]

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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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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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Big Horn County’s “Fitness for Life”

Big Horn County’s “Fitness for Life” received RHI Incubator funding in the Fall of 2009. From this funding the program has gone on to reach great success, and will continue on into the summer. The intended program, to conduct an educational/screening program along with a 6-week fitness program, received double the expected amount of participants; […]

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