Help us build community through agriculture

Welcome to Garden City Harvest

Garden City Harvest builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in ecologically conscious agriculture, and using our sites for the personal restoration of youth and adults. Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms.

Farm to School Program

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Farm to School educates Missoula’s youth through educational farm field trips, in-class lessons, structured school garden programming, summer camps, and classes on cooking, gardening, and farming. We connect Missoulians to their food and the place it is grown. Taking a hands-on, farm-based approach, our Farm to School program encourages youth and adults to explore connections between food, agriculture, science, and their everyday lives. We offer place-based education programs at the PEAS Farm, in 7 school gardens, and in MCPS classrooms. The Farm to School program is a partnership with the Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) and Montana FoodCorps. Learn more ➤

Community Gardens

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Community Gardens create access to nutritious, affordable produce by teaching people to grow food to feed their own families using sustainable methods. There are 8 community garden sites located in low-income neighborhoods throughout the city. Each of our community gardens provides participants with a 15 by 15 foot plot, tools, water, compost, straw, common space, and the knowledge and guidance of a garden leadership team. Each garden offers potlucks and other community building events. Learn more ➤

Neighborhood Farms

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We grow tons (literally!) of fresh produce at our farms, making it accessible to everyone in the community, regardless of income. Our four urban farms include the Youth Farm (in partnership with Youth Homes), Orchard Gardens (in partnership with HomeWORD), the River Road Farm, and the PEAS Farm (a collaboration with the University of Montana Environmental Studies Program). While each farm is unique, they all offer CSAs for sale, and share in growing food for Missoulians in need, distributed through the Poverello Center, Missoula Food Bank, Youth Homes, and other agencies around town. Learn more ➤

Youth Development

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Our Youth Development program helps teens find a better path in life through farming.   We offer this program at two sites: the Youth Harvest Project based at the PEAS Farm, and the Youth Farm. Each site employs teens who are referred by our partners: Youth Drug Court, Youth Homes, Willard Alternative High School and the Human Resource Council. Through their work in the program youth learn life and job skills that set them up for success as they transition into young adulthood. Participants learn how to run a small farm, from planting and weeding to customer service and marketing. The program runs the famous Mobile Market – these youth run mobile farm stands at housing facilities for seniors and low income families. The Youth Harvest Project also offers therapeutic support in addition to the employment opportunity to project participants. Garden City Harvest youth development efforts provide at-risk youth with this potentially life-changing employment opportunity. Learn more ➤

MFCU Contest — Vote & Make a Huge Impact

 
Here are the details of the contest:
1. You have to be a Missoula Fed member to vote. You can sign up on the voting page.
2. You can vote once per day for the next 30 (through June 10).

Here’s how you can help:

1. VOTE yourselves (if you are a credit union member), everyday. That means signing in to your account here, and clicking on Garden City Harvest. Please vote daily through June 10.
2. Signing up for daily reminders via email to vote (if you are a MFCU member). Email Genevieve with a simple EMAIL REMINDER or TEXT REMINDER in the body of the email. genevieve@gardencityharvest.org

Garden City News

Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Seed Saving with Five Valleys Seed Library

    Sat 06/18/16 to Sat 06/18/16

    Join Five Valleys Seed Library for a free introduction to seed saving. Yvonne will give you all the info you need to get started saving your own seeds this year! People have been saving seed from their home gardens for hundreds of years. You can too! Learn some seed saving basics so you can keep

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  • Little PEAS Summer Camp Session I

    Mon 06/20/16 to Thu 06/23/16

    Kids entering grades first through fifth can spend four days at the PEAS Farm in the beautiful Rattlesnake Valley learning about sustainable farming and our food system.

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  • Seed & Feed Summer Camp 2016

    Mon 07/11/16 to Thu 07/14/16

    Spend four days at the Garden City Harvest ORCHARD GARDENS NEIGHBORHOOD FARM in the Orchard Homes neighborhood of Missoula learning about sustainable farming and our food system! 1st through 5th grades, July 11-14.

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