Partner Organizations

WEEL—Working for Equality and Economic Liberation
WEEL is a grassroots, economic and social justice organization. We are made up of people experiencing poverty and our supporters. Through advocacy, action, and education we work together to eradicate the myths, stereotypes, and stigmas that are harmful to low-income families. Our priority is to ensure that those most affected by poverty are civically engaged and part of the democratic process from voting to policy creation and implementation. WEEL houses the Growing Community Project, and we work with many other organizations to make the project a reality.


AERO—Alternative Energy Resources Organization
AERO is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to solutions that promote resource conservation and local economic vitality. AERO nurtures individual and community self reliance through programs that support sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and environmental quality. By bringing people together, AERO offers a vehicle for collective action and a sense of common purpose for citizens within their communities to shape a more sustainable future. AERO and WEEL partnered to start the Growing Community Project. By combining AERO's experience in sustainable agriculture with WEEL's dedication to the low-income community, we hope to create community gardens that help build stronger neighborhoods while providing greater food security. []


ExplorationWorks! is an interactive museum of science and culture. ExplorationWorks! partners with WEEL and the Growing Community Project on Exploration Garden. It is a shared space: half is an outdoor learning environment for the museum, and the other half is a community garden. []


Helena Food Share
Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena Area. For more information, please call 443-3663.


The Florence Crittenton Home
Florence Crittenton is a nationally recognized Montana non-profit specializing in therapeutic residential services for pregnant and parenting young women, ages 12 to 21. We believe that the birth of a baby offers a unique opportunity for change and growth in the life of a teen mother and her extended family. []


PAL—The Project for Alternative Learning
PAL is an alternative high school that serves at-risk youth. This is our school: a place of knowledge, tolerance, respect and understanding. We welcome the people who want to be here, and we invite them to share in our unique learning community. PAL is working with WEEL and the Growing Community Project to develop a community garden in the Lincoln Park, a public park next to the school. []

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