Garden Starts with Preschoolers at ExplorationWorks
Dreaming Big with the Cultivate Youth Collective
Although things have appeared quiet on the Cultivate Helena front over the last six months, it has been far from quiet behind the scenes. We have been working tirelessly, collaborating with the likes of AERO, Lewis & Clark Youth Court, Carroll College and West Mont Farm on a project we intend to launch in Spring of 2017: The Cultivate Youth Collective.
Modeled after the very successful Missoula program, Youth Harvest, this therapeutic farm project will provide unique and powerful experiential education, competency development, and rehabilitation opportunities for Youth Court participants with the goal of preventing them from becoming adult offenders.
By growing food for others, they will have the opportunity to interact with nature as well as prove they are integral members of the community with much to give back. Once they have harvested the crops they've planted, they will sell the produce from a mobile farm stand at very low prices to low income sects of our community.
A community becomes resilient when everyone has something to give back.
We are actively seeking and applying for grants to fund Phase I of the Cultivate Youth Collective. Check back to find out we are progressing. If you care to make a contribution:
All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations of any amount can be securely submitted via Paypal by clicking the Donate button above or by mailing a check to:
Cultivate Helena, Inc.
PO Box 1484
Helena, MT 59624
Cultivate Helena's mission is to promote and support sustainable urban gardening projects to educate area youth about healthy local food and nutrition, composting and sustainable gardening.