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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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We offer two Youth Development programs that help teens find a better path in life through farming: Youth Harvest Project (based at the PEAS Farm) and the Youth Farm. These programs employ teens who are referred by our partners the 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. Learn more about this program, including their famous Mobile Market – where these youth run mobile farm stands at housing facilities for seniors and low income families. The Youth Harvest Project also offers therapeutic support for program participants. Garden City Harvest youth development efforts provide at-risk youth with this sometimes life-changing employment opportunity. Learn more ➤

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Upcoming Events

  • Applications Now Available for CSA Veggie Shares

    Wed 03/18/15

    Interested in joining our CSA Veggie Subscription? We will post applications here on Monday, February 16th at 12pm. You can sign up in a few clicks, right here on our website. Our CSAs are done on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Applications for community garden plots due

    Mon 03/23/15
  • Community Garden Opening Day

    Sat 04/11/15

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