AERO is the go-to resource for sustainable Montana communities working towards becoming more environmentally responsible, economically thriving, and locally resilient. Our member-driven task forces promote the wise stewardship of land and resources for clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and healthy food.
Angie's Greenhouse is a locally owned and grown greenhouse and plant care center located in Columbia Falls, MT.
The greenhouse offers a huge selection of perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, roses, bedding plants, and unique garden gifts.
Contact us for your next event or wedding. We offer exceptional service and creative thinking to make your special day blossom with perfection. Angie's Greenhouse is available for mobile plant care as well. Please send a personal message, call, or email us for more information.
Blue Moon Herbs
We are one of a handful of Essiac tea-makers worldwide that include the whole Sheep sorrel herb in our formula, as its developer Canadian nurse Rene Caisse did. We are the exclusive distributors of Mali Klein and Sheila Snow's Complete Essiac Essentials book (2010) and Black Root Medicine the Original Native American Essiac formula (2014, Mali Klein). Snow and Klein are the most respected and trusted source of Essiac information in the world.
Box Of Rain Organic Garden Center
Box Of Rain Organic Garden Center is your place to shop for all your organic gardening supplies needed for year round gardening. We also offer organic starter plants during the spring and summer months.
Rachel Grant and Maarten Fischer
Care Farm Programs are nature based empowerment programs designed to encourage community integration, vocational training, and health building life experiences for individuals with special needs. Our programs serve those with developmental disabilities, people living in isolation or with mental health challenges and others in our community with the desire to learn new skills and spend time outdoors. Using local farms and ranches as our primary facilities, we provide opportunities for self discovery and skill building through participation in daily life on a farm. Each participant's activities are specifically designed to support their individual needs while reaching for self improvement, better health and the achievement of predetermined goals.
Center for Native Plants
We are Flathead Valley's only retail native plant nursery. We grow and promote the use of native plants in landscapes. From enhancing biodiversity, attracting pollinators or creating a sense of place, Center for Native Plants is all the buzz!
CHS Kalispell - Natural & Organic
CHS MWC provides a wide variety of natural and organic amendments and feeds as well as gardening tools. We also help diagnose and offer solutions for your gardening problems.
Citizens for a Better Flathead
Since 1992, Citizens for a Better Flathead has been at the forefront of addressing the challenges that rapid growth is bringing to our region. We work to protect the valley’s clean water, natural beauty, and friendly communities through sound planning and sustainable solutions. We believe in the power of collaboration and consensus building, and work to inform and engage broad-based public participation in planning for the future of the Flathead.
Climate Smart Glacier Country
Climate Smart Glacier Country is a non-profit partnership of local businesses, schools, individuals, and government agencies committed to finding local solutions to the challenges that climate change brings to our communities' doors.
Our projects are organized through six Working Groups:
Built Environment; Food & Soil; Transportation; Natural Resources; Green Business; and **Education & Outreach. **
We focus on three key areas - Mitigation (reduce emissions), Adaptation (prepare for change) and Education - as a path for helping our Glacier Country region create "climate smart" solutions moving forward.
Come learn how you can participate - join us in being part of the solution!
Dirt Rich Compost and Food Scrap Pick Up LLC
DIRT Rich is a local food scrap composting company that offers residential and commercial food scrap pick up and offers a quality compost product to the Flathead Valley.
Growing our own food naturally and sustainably, and sharing the bounty, is one of the most profound and radical things we can do for our planet and our community.
Farm Hands - Nourish the Flathead
Nourish the Flathead is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect people to nutritious, locally produced food in Montana.
Our mission is to reconnect people to the sources of their food and to those who produce it through education, outreach, and market support.
Our programs support and sustain healthy communities through garden-based education, market support for farmers, youth empowerment opportunities and the development of home and community gardens.
Farm Link Montana is a statewide online clearinghouse providing beginning farmers and ranchers with a wide array of resources and tools to find land, mentorship, and on-farm employment.
Flathead Herbalists are dedicated to empowering individuals who want to learn more about natural home remedies from Earth's flora and/or growing one's own backyard medicinal plants.
Free the Seeds! is a community powered opportunity to build a
sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food and real skills.
Good Bee Co.
Located in Downtown Kalispell, our nonprofit, therapeutic beekeeping company connects people to nature, community and themselves through the bees. Our honey comes from local, backyard hives in Kalispell. The honey is unprocessed and raw; we use no antibiotics or pesticides. Therapeutic beekeeping is a new concept. Through mindfulness and quiet observation, clients experience the opening and working of the hive. The challenges of working with bees expose clients to novelty and fear, but often with positive results in treating anxiety. We offer flexible opportunities for people to engage in the therapeutic culture that surrounds the hive, fostering connectivity to nature and to each other. We support people and pollinators, with respect and joy. Good Bee Co. offers neighborhood honey programs, hive setup and management, presentations, workshops, swarm rescue, bees and queens, school programs, observational hives, and consulting.
Good Seed Company - heirloom seeds for common use.
We a small heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed company based in the Flathead Valley. We are dedicated to helping re-establish the community practice of selecting, saving and sharing seeds for common use.
We sell organic and ecologically farmed non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds through our online store and select local retail locations. We offer workshops "from soil to seed" through our DIY:GROW program, including a one-year Seed Steward Internship. In partnership with ImagineIf Libraries, we are helping establish the Flathead Grows! County Seed Library in Columbia Falls, MT.
HeartStead Home & Garden Services LLC
Tawnya Rourke Kelly
HeartStead Home & Garden Services is a small landscaping, gardening business and farm, growing veggies, herbs and flowers, and teaching gardening to the backyard food grower. Also at the booth is Barton Morse, the Garlic King of Montana, who is teaching fruit tree pruning at the event.
ImagineIF Libraries are places of exploration and discovery. With hands-on activities and experiences for all ages, we work to transform vision, dreams and desires into reality. We will be launching a Seed Library in our Columbia Falls location in March 2017. Get a preview of the Flathead Grows! Seed Library at Free the Seeds! Come see how it works and help us grow the Flathead!
Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild’s 7th Annual Convergence
Tawnya Rourke Kelly
The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is a network of permaculture practitioners who inhabit a region of the northwestern U.S. between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountain Range. In addition to our interactive website, our 2017 annual gathering will take place near Flathead Lake at the end of this summer. We hope to inform ourselves and others about the promise of permaculture in the Flathead and beyond.
Kettle Care Organics - Skin & Wellness
Real seeds on healthy soil create potent botanicals that heal, soothe and nourish our skin and thus body. Creating skin care without harmful chemicals and toxins since 1983, Kettle Care Organics has always been closely related to pure seed and healthy soil.
We are proud to source botanicals from Flathead's own certified organic grower Terrapin Farm. Our interactive booth will show you our "seed to skin care" chain and let you see and feel the difference!
Lower Valley Farm
Lower Valley Farm is a 70 acre regenerative family farm located between Somers and Kalispell. We grow a wide variety of vegetables for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as well as for the Kalispell Farmers Market. We keep a couple grass fed Jersey Dairy cows, pastured hogs, and a small gaggle of chickens for our own family.
Montana Ace is your local seed starting, gardening and canning powerhouse. We offer competitive pricing, helpful advice, and knowledgable teammates. Our housewares department stocks a myriad of replacement pressure cooker parts, as well as oodles of canning and food preserving supplies. Montana Ace, your one stop local shop for all your seed starting, gardening and food preservation needs!
Montana Organic Association
MOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating and promoting organic agriculture for the highest good of the people, the environment and the state's economy.
MOA provides education and resources to support Montana’s organic producers, processors, handlers, retailers, consumers, researchers, agricultural service providers, and other interested parties.
MSU Extension - Flathead County
Montana State University Extension is an educational resource dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities, and agricultural enterprises.
We provide access to useful information and expert knowledge via workshops, demonstrations, community meetings, publications, videos and the Web. Extension links a network of MSU faculty, topic specialists on the MSU-Bozeman campus and our Flathead County agents, to the people.
Come visit our booth to learn more about the Flathead County Master Gardener Program. In level one you will learn about soils and fertility, plant growth and development, growing food from your yard and garden, flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, lawns, composting and much much more.
Moonlight Kitchens is a shared-use commercial kitchen available for rent by the hour in Missoula. We connect local farmers with our neighbors through our cooks while operating a triple bottom line business.
Native Seed Foundation
Native Seed Foundation has been gathering, processing, and selling Native Seeds for 35+ years. The majority of our seeds are used for landscape reclamation. We specialize in fresh seed from our regional shrubs.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
When you want to learn what foods are best for you and which supplements can support your health, we are here for you! Fortunately, most Natural Grocers locations are staffed with a highly trained Nutritional Health Coach (NHC). You can connect with your NHC to learn about the complimentary services she offers, the products we sell, coupons to help with your shopping, and more!
The PennyRoyal Collective is a loose-knit fabric of individuals committed to living an ecologically responsible lifestyle. At the PennyRoyal, we believe in the transformative power of art (in any form!), and realize that through grassroots community action, we can help make the Flathead Valley an even better place for ALL beings to thrive.
Purple Frog Gardens
Purple Frog Gardens is a family market farm on the outskirts of Whitefish. This farm has been slowly coaxed out of rocky clay soil with the help of countless volunteers, community members, and young people. Late spring-late fall, join us for our Volunteer Day, Wednesdays, 9-1 or Fridays, 5-7:30 @ The Salad BarN farm stand.
Raven Ridge Farm
Raven Ridge Farm sits on fertile land between the Stillwater and Flathead Rivers near Kalispell. We are two young farmers dedicated to growing healthy food in an environmentally responsible manner to nourish our community.
Connecting People with Nature, Community and Self
Ravenwood is all about healthy kids, families, and communities. Quality mentoring guides our mission, especially when it connects us deeply to the land and each other, creating relationships filled with meaning, hope, and resilience. There are many distractions and obstacles in our fast-paced society, and an increasing number of negative trends—obesity and health issues, screen addition, attention disorders, stress, violence, disrespect, substance abuse, you name it—all of which need our attention and action as a community. Ravenwood is here to help, a place for kids and adults to learn and grow, naturally.
Seed We Need and the Painted Mountain Corn Story
Seed We Need is Dave Christensen's project promoting corn improvement for people in marginal lands. Painted Mountain is a very early and rugged population of open-pollinated (OP) corn bred by Dave in Montana for over 40 years. It is expanding corn growing opportunities for people in the North, the West, and in mountainous regions in other parts of the world.
SolarGreen.House - Plant-Wise Flathead
Plant-Wise Flathead is a community of curious individuals who gather to learn about Whole Food Plant-Based nutrition. Our focus is on educating each other, having fun, and building friendships. We do this through cooking classes, movie nights, and dialogues with experts in nutrition and growing healthy food. We are affiliated with the Plant Pure Nation community movement.
The SolarGreen.House is designer-builder Michael Blend's vision for a cost-efficient, sustainable and resilient year-round home grower's greenhouse designed using permaculture principles and that can provide fresh food for a family throughout a Montana year.
SpiritWorks Herb Farm
SpiritWorks Herb Farm integrates learning, farming and building health. We primarily grow medicinal herbs and foods, offer experiences in diverse farming practices and herbal processing, and provide diverse health building classes in the culinary and therapeutic uses of herbs, yoga, polarity therapy and energetic first aide.
We welcome visitors to the farm by appointment on Mondays for farmwork experiences, Tuesdays 11-2 for herbal learning, Wednesday 12-1:30 for yoga and will announce health building classes, when offered, on our Facebook page.
Sticks & Stonez - Vibrational Apotheocary
Sticks & Stonez is a local group of natural healing practitioners specializing in herbalism, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Reflexology, Kundalini Yoga & Singing Bowl Therapy - Healing Modalities from Earth.
Tamarack Apiaries, LLC
We are a local bee supply store. Your place for anything "Bee". Our booth will have a display of a beehive and some basic tools. We will be answering questions and giving information.
We are a certified organic farm and greenhouse near Whitefish Montana with a deep commitment to giving more to our environment than we take from it. Growing over 500 varieties, many of which are selected through an on-farm breeding program, our farm produces a unique selection of vegetables and herbs appropriate for our micro-climate.
Triple Divide Organic Seeds
The Triple Divide Organic Seeds Cooperative is a cooperative of Montana-based organic seed producers dedicated to maintaining and improving organic, open-pollinated, regionally adapted, GMO-free seeds. The seeds we offer are farmer tried and true varieties suitable to the intermountain west and its diverse growing regions. We sell only public domain, Open-pollinated (OP) seed. None of our seeds are proprietary hybrids (F1), patented (PVP) or genetically modified (GMO) and all of our seed is 100% Grown in Montana without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Education and Outreach materials on NRCS programs and technical information for small growers.