Planting at the Children’s Center

Seeds and Other Spring Miracles

Posted: April 16, 2015 by Emma Fernandez

As I write this, snow is blowing outside my window, BUT yesterday it was almost 70 and a little snow can’t stop me from declaring it spring! The hoop house is weeded, the soil is cultivated, and seedlings are growing in classrooms! My FoodCorps service year has been filled with heartwarming moments with kids, but…read the full article…

Garden Poem

My Favorite Day of The Week

Posted: April 14, 2015 by Kelsie Larson

“What is your favorite day of the week, Kelsie?? Is it Tuesday because you get to cook with us?” This is a question frequently asked by my second grade class and it got me thinking… As a FoodCorps member, what is my favorite day of the week? Every Monday I get to experience the magic…read the full article…


Pig, pig… BACON

Posted: April 4, 2015 by Whitney Pratt

As a longtime vegetarian, the thought of teaching elementary students that they should eat beef seemed at least intimidating, and borderline nauseating. As part of our Harvest of the Month Program, not only would I be teaching students to eat something that I consciously choose not to, but I would also be encouraging them to…read the full article…


How to get kids to eat healthy food? Let them cook it!

Posted: April 3, 2015 by Briana Sullivan

As a FoodCorps Service Member, it brings me so much joy to see students getting excited about eating healthy food. It warms my heart seeing countless kids jumping up and down in the cafeteria when they see me pull out my taste-testing cart. But what makes my heart swell even larger is seeing kids get…read the full article…

Beef: It’s What’s for Lunch

Posted: April 2, 2015 by Demetrius Fassas

Typically, for each Harvest of the Month, there’s a specific class responsible for the taste test, including cooking and serving in the cafeteria. This month, however, I chose to highlight a precooked Montana Beef & Lentil Crumble, and decided to do the whole shebang by myself. Little did I know that the kids LOVE to…read the full article…


Tanning Beds for Spring Seedlings

Posted: March 30, 2015 by Jessica Manly

Snow is still blanketing the mountain ranges that circle the Flathead Valley, but with only two and half months of school left, there’s no time to waste in getting our seedlings planted in our school district’s gardens. We currently have six garden classrooms and a fruit orchard in Kalispell Public Schools, and plans for a…read the full article…

Beets: February Harvest of the Month!

Posted: March 20, 2015 by Amy Harvey

FoodCorps in Helena: ServeMT Symposium 2015

Posted: March 14, 2015 by Kirsten Gerbatsch


Carrots, Planting for Peace, and MyPlate: January in Browning

Posted: March 13, 2015 by Annie Mombourquette

On one Tuesday afternoon in January after class, a fifth grade student passed me a note torn from the corner of a piece of loose leaf notebook paper. No one has passed me a note since high school, so I excitedly read the words scrawled on the scrap of paper: “I love all the fruits…read the full article…

Super Wendy and her sidekick Superhero Blueberry teach MyPlate to Kindergarten

Why not be a Superhero?

Posted: March 10, 2015 by Whitney Pratt

Being the person who brings food, worms and outdoor games to classes tends to win me point with the students I teach in grades K-5 at a few small schools in northwestern Montana. When I paired up with the school nurse to be Super Wendy and Super Blueberry, however, I realized the power of the…read the full article…