Author: Nann Parrett, Executive Director

Cultivate Helena: New Partner with United Way L & C!

Well, it’s official! We are very excited to announce our new partnership with United Way of the Lewis & Clark Area, an organization that works to advance the common good in Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis & Clark Counties through projects that address education, income, and health. This partnership opens up whole new avenues for our organization when it comes to fundraising for our educational and Cultivate Youth efforts. Thanks to United Way, we qualify for funds raised in their 2017 Annual Charitable Giving campaign. They also offer board trainings,¬†which will really empower our Board of Directors to do great...

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Free Community Dinner

Join us for a free community dinner sponsored by The Helena Food Collaborative and hosted by Helena Food Share. This Open House event is for all community members and will feature food made with locally grown produce prepared by high school chefs with help from Margaret at Benny’s Bistro. Come enjoy live music, and learn about the community groups working to support the local food systems in and around Helena. The entire family is welcome. Please bring your own chair. When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 4-6pm Where: Helena Food Share, 1616 Lewis St., Helena, MT AERO – Alternative Energy Resources...

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Cultivating Art and Science for Kindergarteners

Nann Parrett has been visiting Mrs. Berry’s classroom at Hawthorne Elementary, where she has students excited about gardening through art projects and science activities. During every visit, the class discusses the term “Observation,” and students get the chance to observe the results of their efforts in various ways. They had a blast when Parrett brought the worm composting bin, when they got to handle wriggly red worms while talking about the important job worms have in the life cycle. Another time, students crafted lovely butterfly mobiles, a spring-inspired chromatology project where they talked about how colors are made. Their...

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