Lowell Elementary School

CITY: Missoula
COUNTY: Missoula
CONTACT: Jason Mandala
PHONE: 406-239-5524
EMAIL: jason@gardencityharvest.org
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: Farmer in the Classroom is a monthly series developed by a Missoula non-profit; Garden City Harvest; geared toward second graders that teaches them about local foods; nutrition; plant science and food systems; features a taste test of (usually) local produce.
LUNCH RATE: 50-75%
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Produce is either donated or purchased at low cost from the PEAS Farm; harvested from the community garden or purchased at the local grocery store with funds from the PTA Garden Committee.
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; Staff; students
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2010
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: PEAS Farm
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Once a month
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: On-site garden; directly from producer
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: On-site garden; directly from producer
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: Expand Farmer in the Classroom to other grade levels; collaborate with another Willard Alternative High School in Missoula to create a mentorship program for high schoolers to teach the Farmer in the Classroom Workshops

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