Posted: February 24, 2015

“This tastes like heaven!”

– 2nd grade beet smoothie fan


Jasper Jack Bruce!

Posted: February 21, 2015

The other night as I was laying my son, Jasper Jack, to sleep I had a subtle epiphany. Not only has this little guy dramatically changed my sleeping habits, improved my attitude toward kid centered shopping carts, and gifted me with…


Teaching Kids will Make You a Better Farmer

Posted: February 20, 2015

I have had a variety of different positions throughout the course of my life working with kids and youth development. Somewhere along the way, I got this notion in my head that I don’t think you can truly understand something unless you can break it down simply enough to explain it to a seven year old. Someone recently challenged this, saying that it takes a certain type of person to work with children and that understanding cannot be gauged by that.

Teamwork: Beet-Carrot-Parsnip Salad!

Posted: February 12, 2015


FoodCorps Montana on ‘Inside School Food’ this week!

Posted: February 11, 2015

Inside School Food at Heritage Radio Network featured FoodCorps Montana on the air on Monday! Jerusha Klemperer, our FoodCorps National Co-Founder and Communications Director, does a fantastic job explaining what FoodCorps is all about, and how to apply to be a FoodCorps service member for the upcoming school year. Jessica Manly, our second-year FoodCorps service…read the full article…

Heart Beet Valentine’s Day Cards

Posted: February 9, 2015

Happy Harvest of the Month!

Kids Love Carrots! Taste testing in Red Lodge

Posted: January 30, 2015

Kids love carrots!

Who’s your Farmer? Connecting food, farming, and education.

Posted: January 29, 2015

“Aren’t you the teacher from the garden?” “I know you…You are the garden lady right?” “Hi Farmer Amy! What did you bring for us to try today?” All of these are frequent greetings I receive from school kids in Missoula, but that last one is by far my favorite. When I began my service term,…read the full article…

Super Wendy and her sidekick Superhero Blueberry teach MyPlate to Kindergarten

Putting Down Roots in My Community

Posted: January 28, 2015

I’ve been interested in the power of community for a really long time. I grew up in a small town in Vermont where I had deep roots (several generations of roots) and went to small schools where my sense of community was consistently strong. Early in college I helped reinvigorate a community garden at my…read the full article…

From the Carrot Gallery: Harvest of the Month

Posted: January 27, 2015

After a delightful morning preparing carrot juice with the Kindergarteners at Ennis Elementary School, the whole school was offered a taste in the lunchroom. With pride, kindergarteners offered their creation up for review, getting nearly half of the school (staff & faculty included) to try and vote on their juice. The results are below! Tried…read the full article…