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6. Increase access for families to healthy, affordable, locally grown food
Increase the number of school gardens in Montana

2010 Baseline

38 schools had gardens

Progress Made

Of the 67 districts with Farm to School activities, 18 included school gardens.

2017 Benchmark

Of districts with Farm to School programs, 35% will include gardens.


Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Engage/Train both educators and students who are hesitant to participate in school gardens.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Improve upon existing school gardens being under utilized.


Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     School gardens implemented in high need areas, such as Butte and Boulder, have proven to be

             successful models.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     School gardens combine both education and healthy eating.



     arrow-right-c  Katie Halloran - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Montana Local Foods Specialist, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

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