Food Education

Education is key to building a strong community food system and we believe in the power of youth to bring about these changes. We partner with Columbia Falls school district to manage a comprehensive Farm to School Education Program for kids in grades K-12.

Wildcat Garden | Fresh Snack Friday | School Coins

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Wildcat Garden

Together we are teaching kids to grow, cook, and eat locally grown fruits and vegetables through in-school curriculum, after-school programming, summer camps, procurement, and lots of lessons in the Wildcat Garden. These programs ensure that our next generation has the skills and knowledge necessary to enjoy healthy and delicious food throughout their lives.

Location: 1805 Talbot Rd, Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Check out our Summer Camp!
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Fresh Snack Friday

The goal of this program is to supplement the shelf stable food we provide through the Weekend Backpack Program with a fresh fruit or vegetable snack available to all students in the Columbia Falls School District weekly on Fridays. Our goal is to eventually source one hundred percent of these snacks from local farmers.

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School Coins

Through this program, we connect with fifth grade classrooms across the valley to teach a “Food Miles” lesson about the impact of where our food comes from. The goal is to motivate local students to visit the farmers market and understand what our local area has to offer. We give them the opportunity to find our booth at the Kalispell, Columbia Falls, or Whitefish farmers markets to collect and redeem a free $5 coin to go spend on fruits, vegetables, or plants that grow food. Local students can participate once per summer.

School Coins Lesson Powerpoint Presentation

Food Systems & School Coins Lesson Plan