Choteau Community Input
- Improve wages—food and housing costs are too high for the amount of money that can be made working here
In response to the number of folks that were unable to attend the 2013 Summit because of the traveling distance involved, this year, we will be having FIVE regional Growing Leaders Youth Summits. It’s been nearly two years since the last Growing Leaders Youth Summit, and you’re going to love the ideas that have been cooking since then. The response to this event was overwhelming that this year, we are planning Regional Growing Leaders Youth Summits across the state in target areas around the Flathead, Helena, Livingston, Billings, and Havre. This is no small task, and we can’t do it alone. We need your help to make sure that this event is truly a success, and inspires young Hi-line residents to have an active role in the future of sustainable agriculture and local food systems.
Lend an ear (or more appropriately, an eye) about this opportunity for creating a truly transformative experience for high school students along the Hi-line. This is a request for your involvement in making the Growing Leaders Youth Summit a reality. The task is to put together a solid foundation of steering committee members, presenters, workshop leaders, and tour sites for an event in October 2015 that will build high school students’ sense of leadership and capacity to educate and organize their peers and communities around healthy eating and living.
This event is a collaborative effort between the Growing Leaders Youth Initiatives at the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and Opportunity Link, Inc.
If you are interested in this event or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Rosie Goldich at email@example.com or (406) 265-3699 or Demetrius Fassas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 200-6861.
The Montana Building Active Communities (BAC) webinar and resource guide offer information and strategies for creating safer and more accessible pedestrian and bicycle travel networks. BAC focuses on creating local infrastructure that encourages healthy behaviors and increased mobility for community members.
The Montana Farmers Market Directory is a publication of the Montana Department of Agriculture. This document contains information on farmers markets throughout the state and who the contact person is for each market. It also includes the location and times that markets are held and whether the market accepts SNAP and/or WIC benefits.
Opportunity Link and partners held a technical assistance workshop to provide communities with information and resources on improving the safety and accessibility of city streets and recreational trails. Topics covered included health and the built environment, planning for improved street and trail networks, bicycle tourism, building trails on a local level, and funding for projects. The Street and Trail Resource Packet contains handouts and contact information for technical assistance providers, bicycle tourism opportunities, Montana Department of Transportation resources, and funding source options. Below are some links for additional information: