Trainings and Events
Upcoming Training & Events
Montana Farm to School Showcases
This April, two virtual Montana Farm to School Showcases will provide inspiration, ideas, and resources to get started or expand your farm to school efforts:
School Garden Tours: April 16, 10am-12pm MST
See below for recording.
Grant Writing for Farm to School: April 23, 10am-12pm MST
Grant funding can help you get the equipment, staffing, or supplies you need to meet your goals for farm to school, scratch cooked school meals, and more! This engaging virtual workshop will cover the basics of finding and applying for grants, provide examples of successfully funded Montana projects, and get participants ready to secure the funding they need! Questions? Contact: Ginger Buchanan, Montana Farm to School Coach, [email protected]
Both events will be recorded and posted in the Archived Trainings & Webinars section below.
Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper
The 2021 Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper will be held on August 11-12, 2021, at the Best Western Great Northern in Helena. Learn and share how schools and programs are practicing farm to school initiatives across Montana. Dig deeper into the core elements of farm to school, which includes serving local foods, school gardens, nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Workshops, experiential learning, and networking opportunities will provide inspiration, ideas, and resources for all people interested in farm to school. Visit the Farm to School Summit page for more information and watch out for reopening details on workshop proposals and registration.
Archived Training & Webinars
USDA hosts farm to school webinar series on a regular basis. Check out the current webinar series or recorded versions online.
- Recorded Showcase
- Video Transcript
- Video Clip: Creating an Effective School Garden Committee
- Video Clip: School Gardens
- Video Clip: Seed Kits
- Resource: Action Plan Template
- Resource: Creating an Outdoor Learning Center, Garden City Harvest
- Resource: High School Plant Project
- Resource: Georgia Organics COVID-19 Handouts
- Resource: CDC Considerations for Outdoor Learning and Community Gardens during COVID-19
Chef Donna's Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Creating and Using a School Garden as an Outdoor Classroom
- Garden City Harvest - School Garden Guidebook
- Creating an Ideal School Garden Committee Handout
- PowerPoint Presentation
Funding Farm to School: Grants & Other Creative Funding Sources
Get Kids Hooked on Cooking in the Classroom
Getting Started with Farm to Early Care and Education
MT Beef to School Stories
Six #SocialMedia Strategies You Can Use to Promote Your Program NOW