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About Us

Cultivating Connections came about as the vision of our director, Laura Garber, as an intersection of her experience as an Organic Farmer with a passion for connection, community through food, educating youth about where food comes from, and giving back to the community. Cultivating Connections was officially formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit in 2017 under our fiscal sponsor Bitter Root RC&D, and is currently in process of filing for independent non-profit status. 

Board of Directors

Mary Garber

Chair

Mary Wingert

Secretary

Finn Belanger

Ricardo Castillo Flores

Amy Foote

Jennifer Holmes

Mission

Intended to inspire gratitude, generosity, fraternity, participation, a creative spirit, and a love of Mother Nature, Cultivating Connections teaches real job skills in the Agricultural and Home Arts and act as a catalyst for community building using food as the tool to bring people together through education, participation, and celebration.

 
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OUR STAFF

Henry Wuensche

Farm Mentor

Caity Johnson

Farm Mentor

Jeanine New

AmeriCorp VISTA

Barb Costantino

Chef/Kitchen Mentor

Katie DeFelice

Webmaster

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Laura Garber

Program Director

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Montana Campus Compact Summer AmeriCorps Member

Grace Kemp

AmeriCorps Leader

Team Members

Kate, Mamie, Juliana,

McKenzie, and Bella