Growing forward: Taking Farm to School to the Next Level

Farm to school projects are blossoming in all 50 states, and fortunately Montana is no exception. School gardens, farm to cafeteria, and farm to school educational activities are taking root throughout our community. Come learn how to grow these projects to the next level at the annual Farm to School Champions Network Meeting on February 29, 2012 beginning at 6:00pm at the Bozeman Public Library, hosted by Gallatin Valley Farm to School.

Mary Stein, Associate Director of the National Farm to School Network, will discuss nationwide trends as well as tips for expanding and strengthening farm to school projects. Learn about the many farm to school related projects growing in the area, including the Bozeman Youth Initiative’s Bozone Ozone Bus, Irving School Garden, and Livingston’s Farm to School program. This meeting will showcase these fantastic projects and provide an opportunity for individuals working on farm to school projects to share ideas and resources.

The recipient of the Gallatin Valley Farm to School Carrot Award will be awarded at this meeting. This award honors individuals or groups who champion farm to school efforts and have made progress in one or more of the three areas of farm to school—cafeteria, classroom, and community.

This meeting is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, so please RSVP with Aubree at

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