Welcome to our New Service Members!

FoodCorps Montana kicked off the 2018-2019 service term with the annual FoodCorps National Orientation in Portland, Oregon, in August. FoodCorps welcomes service members from across the country with a six-day intensive training that introduces our FoodCorps service...

Planting Seeds of Wonder

As the days get longer – but not necessarily warmer – here in Montana, our service members are eagerly awaiting gardening season again! We’re hosting a #throwbackthursday to warmer days when the soil was ripe and ready for planting. Polson service...

iinníí: The Power of Tradition

By Graham Schreiber At the turn of the 19th century, an estimated 60 million bison roamed freely throughout North America. Bison were a primary food source for many Northern Plains Native Americans, including the Blackfoot Confederacy. The precious animal, referred to...

Making Messes to Make Memories

Last week after an interactive cooking lesson, I stood back and looked at the classroom. It was full of kids with kale in their teeth, honey on their hands, and shredded carrots that had somehow made it under their desks and in every nook and cranny of the classroom....

Five Reasons to Love Lentils

A few weeks ago, a group of Ronan 2nd graders were asked to identify what Montana is famous for. Their list included: “big sky, wilderness and lentils.” Born and raised in Montana, I know that more than twice as many cows as people live in our state —...

There is a Season

Over my two years as a service member in Montana, I’ve always wanted to do lessons that utilize local Native American tribal knowledge. However, as a white person who is new to this area and who lives near, but not on, a reservation, I’ve always struggled...