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March 8, 2020, Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell Cultivating Five Years of Free the Seeds!


March 7, 2020, NBC MontanaLocal Farmers and food advocates host Free the Seeds in Kalispell” Organizers host the fair to build a community of seed, food growers, and seed savers and offered 13,000 packets of seeds, and at least 8,000 of them were grown in the Flathead Valley.


March 5, 2020, KPAX, Missoula & Western Montana “Flathead Valley Farm Emphasizes the Importance of Local Produce” – Nathan Christianson is one of many speakers at the Free the Seeds event where you can learn more about sustainability and how to raise seedlings….


March 4, 2020, Hungry Horse News, Hungry Horse, MT “Free the Seeds Event this Weekend at FVCC” – Gardeners can learn to make an indoor worm-composting bin from the composting queen herself, Alissa LaChance of Dirt Rich Composting….


March 4, 2020, KGEZ 600 Kalispell, Ise Lund and Sandy Burch talk composting, the Tool Swap, workshops, and panel discussions happening Saturday, March 7th from 9-3:30 at the 5th annual Free the Seeds! fair.


March 4, 2020, Whitefish Pilot Finding Your Climate Story” – Sarah Harding shares her story and advocates for others to find their own during her “How to Tell Your Climate Story” at the 5th annual Free the Seeds! event.


March 3, 2020, Focus on the FlatheadFree the Seeds Event” Free the Seeds organizing committee member, Julie Laing, shares details about this year’s fair.


February 26, 2020, Flathead BeaconFifth Annual ‘Free the Seeds!’ Event Scheduled for March 7


February 15, 2020, 406 Woman magazine’s Brenda Ahearn writes about this year’s Free the Seeds fair theme, Recovery: Closing the gaps in our community food system. Check out the latest issue of 406 Woman magazine online and in print. The article starts on page 82.


February 11, 2020, KGEZ 600 Kalispell Free the Seeds organizing committee member Gretchen Boyer and volunteer Caitlin Coughlin talk about saving seeds, why it’s important, and share details about our 5th annual fair.


February 26, 2019, KGEZ 600 Kalispell Free the Seeds volunteer coordinator, Pamela Lund, talks about volunteering and what’s new at this year’s event

“Free the Seeds is a great community-building opportunity, and I think that’s the best part. It’s probably why we had so many volunteers sign up this year. In past years everybody’s had fun, they’ve spread the word, they’ve gotten to know members of their community, and it’s just a great group of people. As we always like to say, ‘If you eat, you’re in!’ — we don’t exclude anybody.”


February 19, 2019, Daily Interlake Free the Seeds event offers gardening workshops, seed giveaways

“This event will offer more than 20 educational workshops by local experts, at least 30 booths with resources and information about accessing, growing, and processing food locally, a seed exchange and community conversations focused on the state of the Flathead Valley’s food system and ways to make it stronger together….”


February 12, 2019, Flathead Beacon Building Resiliency from the Ground Up

“As local food movements have taken hold across Montana, an effort is underway to identify both detriments and efficiencies within these burgeoning community-based food systems….”


January 31, 2019, Organic Gardener Podcast Free the Seeds! 2019 – Food Resilient Communities