Montanans encouraged to ‘Get out and Grow’
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Charsi Workman, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-5425, Charsi.Workman@mt.gov
Helena, Mont. – Over the next month, the Montana Department of Agriculture is challenging folks across the state to get out and get growing! In conjunction with the Montana Agricultural Business Association, East Helena High School FFA and Montana State University Extension, the Department is launching an online campaign to help folks start their own home garden.
“Spring is in full swing and with many of us working and schooling from home, now is a great time to start a garden,” said Department Director Ben Thomas. “Starting a garden at home is a fun and productive activity for the whole family and a great way to learn more about food production.”
During the month of May, the “Get out and Grow” campaign will provide many resources and webinars to help folks understand the different types of gardens and plants that can be grown in them. The campaign will help with everything from garden planning and seed selection to watering techniques and soil health.
Those interested in participating can access these resources both at the Department’s website and by following the Montana Department of Agriculture on social media: on Instagram at ‘mt_agriculture’, on Twitter at ‘MTAgriculture’, and on Facebook at ‘Montana Department of Agriculture’.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit agr.mt.gov.