Purple Frog

FoodCorps MT Summer Retreat

Posted: July 6, 2015 by Kirsten Gerbatsch

Pictures of the 2015 Montana FoodCorps Summer Retreat held on June 26, 2015 at Purple Frog Farms near Kalispell, Montana.


Growing Community: Looking Back on Two Years of FoodCorps Service in Kalispell

Posted: June 22, 2015 by Jessica Manly

This year in Kalispell it seemed the calendar turned straight from winter to summer. The early thaw lifted a thick blanket of snow from our school gardens and left them bursting with green garlic shoots in what felt like a matter of days. This early summer has been a bit of a mixed blessing; it…read the full article…

Students with the completed hotbed!

History and Hotbeds

Posted: June 2, 2015 by Andi Giddings

As FoodCorps Service Members, we are constantly thinking about how to connect traditional school subjects to gardening and nutrition. We often teach science classes in the garden where kids can learn about plant parts, soil, garden critters and much more. It is also common to connect the garden to math (measuring) and English (reading and…read the full article…

Man, young people are cool!

Super-Awesome Greenhouse Beds of the Future!

Posted: June 1, 2015 by Jonathan Bruce

Man, young people are cool! I am constantly amazed at what younger individuals are able to accomplish! Here at Hyalite we had the opportunity to build mobile greenhouse beds that can move in and out of the building. So like, when it is the middle of May and there just happens to be three feet…read the full article…

carrots and celery cups

Learning with the Seasons

Posted: May 28, 2015 by Amy Harvey

As the school year is winding down and I have two short months of my FoodCorps service remaining, I often find myself reflecting about my experience. As FoodCorps service members we teach students about topics ranging from nutrition education to the agricultural history of Montana. I feel confident that I have passed on valuable knowledge…read the full article…

finished egg carton

Why I Love Egg Cartons and Toilet Paper

Posted: May 27, 2015 by Whitney Pratt

There’s this moment in the classroom; that moment when I, as an educator, realize that every student is engaged and that I am not doing anything. It’s a moment that I have been lucky to experience during my service term, but certainly not one that occurs every time I teach. These moments are the product…read the full article…

flowers on a hill

The Art of Observation

Posted: May 19, 2015 by Olivia DeJohn

I have been lucky enough over the course of this school year to work with the same seven 2nd grade classes every week and get to really know my students very personally and watch the way they learn, experience them building on knowledge and concepts that we’ve discussed throughout this year, and my favorite: watch…read the full article…

Overheard outside a first grade classroom…

Posted: April 29, 2015 by Kirsten Gerbatsch

Teacher: “Now, let’s all say it together” First graders: QUIIIIIIIN – OAAAA Way to get in the Harvest of the Month spirit, first grade!


Highlights from the Missoula County Public Schools Culinary Competition

Posted: April 27, 2015 by Kirsten Gerbatsch

On Saturday April 25th, six teams of advanced culinary students competed Iron Chef style to have their recipe featured in the MCPS menu.

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…