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A HOME THAT BUILDS

60 YEARS AND COUNTING

FARMING A BETTER TOMORROW


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I CAME, I SAW, I stayed.

For those who choose to STAY.

Devin Khoury Owner/Broker

Ryon Brewer CDO/CFO Managing Broker

Katie Ward Broker

Brittney Osborne Stephanie Dwyer Jason Leishman REALTOR® REALTOR® REALTOR®

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Cole Bergquist REALTOR®

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Blayne Larson REALTOR®

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2018 PUBLISHER

Mike Tucker | MTucker@LifestylePubs.com EDITORS

Chelsea Lyn Agro | Chelsea.Agro@LifestylePubs.com Danielle Antonetti | DAntonetti@LifestylePubs.com SALES SUPPORT MANAGER

Gene Peterson | Gene.Peterson@LifestylePubs.com SALES SUPPORT

Megan Strickland | Megan.Strickland@LifestylePubs.com

A Pristine Paradise. A FEW MONTHS AGO, I ATTENDED THE INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL. It was a vivid dream of clear rivers and vibrantly colored fish set to modern, rhythmic tunes, and it had me all sorts of emotional over the thought of spring and the mere beauty it ushers back into our lives. Each film was a tribute to the time we spend with nature when we’re wading in the water, playing the role of witness to our thriving ecosystems. I made the early realization, as a non-native Montanan, that this lifestyle and this corner of our world is indeed a treasure, as our state is aptly nicknamed. We still possess the great thrill of seeing various species swim below the surface, and those on land feed off our rivers’ edges.  During this spring season, it’d be a chore to go one day without watching a rowdy calf dash across a field or hear the whistle of wings overhead as a flock of geese make way toward water. It is a certain kind of pristine paradise that is ours to protect and enjoy—what a blessing! I hope this issue fills you with excitement for gardening, growing, and gathering with friends or loved ones this season. For me, these stories are a humbling look

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Pamela Dunn-Parrish CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Corina Ambrose, Carole Davenport, Hiram Mariner, Greg M. Peters, Susie Wall CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Chris Carey, Carole Davenport, Garden City Harvest, Jacinda M. Davis, Pamela Dunn-Parrish

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

at the dedication our community has to its land and each other—the way we aren’t fearful of the work that has to be done. I’d like to extend my warmest gratitude to those who help keep Missoula the Garden City. 

PUBLISHER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION ARCHITECT WEB DEVELOPERS

Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Scott Lavigne

On the Cover Our Garden City, as seen through the rows of growth at PEAS Farm. Photography Garden City Harvest Chelsea Lyn Agro, Editor Chelsea.Agro@LifestylePubs.com

ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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514 W 26th St., Kansas City, MO Proverbs 3:5-6

ON THE COVER Cori Ash sits amid a crop of vegetables grown at the PEAS Farm.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACINDA M. DAVIS 4

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies A favorite at the Good Food Store since the day our bakers first pulled ‘em from the ovens back when the store was still on Kensington Avenue. 1/4 pound unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour Scant 1 teaspoon baking powder Scant 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 cup slivered almonds 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 pound bittersweet chocolate Preheat oven to 350º. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, pumpkin and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add dry ingredients to mixer bowl. Fold almonds and chocolate chips into dough. Chill dough in refrigerator for 3 hours, or overnight. Place one-ounce spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, then rotate baking sheet and bake for an additional eight to ten minutes. Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave until it is smooth. Once cookies are cool, drizzle chocolate in thin streaks over the top of the cookies. YIELD: 30 to 36 cookies

Our Cookies Stack Up With Missoula’s Best And so do the pies, brownies, breads and decadent desserts at the Good Food Store. That’s because you’ll not only find treats from our own ovens on the GFS shelves. You will also discover signature creations from Posh Chocolat, Bernice’s Bakery, Le Petit Outre, Tandem Doughnuts and more. That’s right, the best Missoula bakeries, all right here at the Good Food Store.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 14 A Home That Builds An environmentally-efficient youth home provides more than shelter.

24 Farming a Better Tomorrow Our local land gives back in more ways than one.

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42 For the Love of MUD Find the right tool for the job.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Local Limelight

30 Culinary Creations 34 Water & Woods 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

A Meal for the Heart The 2018 Go Red for Women luncheon was a striking success dressed in red. Our community gathered to support the American Heart Association's aim to advocate for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

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WINE & REEL Girlfriends, wine, fly fishing. Need we say more? Ladies, join in on the fun at Blackfoot River Outfitters, 3055 N. Reserve St., Suite A-1, on Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the third annual Ladies Night. Sip a glass of wine, connect with other fly fishing gals, learn how to improve your fly cast, and enjoy the evening. There will be plenty of opportunities to refresh your knot tying skills, practice casting, and take part in engaging festivities, like raffles from Orvis, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Fishpond, and Costa, among others. Also, browse the new 2018 gear and apparel from your favorite brands and enjoy store-wide discounts to get your season off on the right foot. Blackfoot River Outfitters

THE PROMISE OF PREVENTION Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month? Let's band together to acknowledge the importance of how families and communities work

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ACCOLADES FOR ONE OF OUR OWN

together to prevent child abuse of any form. The

If you pick up the February issue of Northwest Travel

Parenting Place and CASA of Missoula work tirelessly

& Life, you're likely to see a photograph or two and

alongside many businesses and organizations within

article by one of Missoula Valley Lifestyle's regular

our community to highlight this month as a time to pro-

contributors, Susie Wall. (She wrote this month's fea-

mote the social and emotional well-being of children

ture "Farming a Better Tomorrow" on page 24.) Her

and families by offering parenting classes or a safe,

article features a few of the historical adventures in our

permanent, nurturing home for children. Community

Treasure State, including the pictograph cave in south-

outreach events such as Pinwheels for Prevention rep-

east Montana, which was featured on Northwest Travel

resent the effort to change the way our nation thinks

& Life Magazine's Facebook page. Great work, Susie!

about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from

RUN FOR TREES

the start to ensure that child abuse and neglect never

Run Wild Missoula is partnering with Missoula Parks

occur. After all, it takes a village. Let's celebrate our

and Recreation to offer our community the 26th annual

support for our youth! Get involved today by visiting

Run for the Trees 5K and 10K races, and a free 1-mile

CASAMissoula.org or ParentingPlace.net. 

fun run on Saturday, April 14. Registration is free for kids

A CULTURE & FOOD FARE TO REMEMBER

10 and younger and prices increase from $25 to $30 for adults on April 12 and remain at that price through race

Show up with an empty stomach and open mind

day. All participants will receive a tree sapling courtesy of

to the 2018 International Culture and Food Festival,

the Good Food Store and a custom packable and reus-

hosted by UM’s Global Engagement Office and the

able bag from ChicoBag. Goodies are guaranteed to the

International Student Association, on Sunday, April 8

first 400 registrants. Come out and show your support

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center. As the

for Missoula's Urban Forest at 9 a.m. on April 14! Register

second-largest festival at UM, this event highlights the

today through RunWildMissoula.org.

many international influences on campus and in the community. As in the past, this year’s festival will feature

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ANNUAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY

an international culture show, children’s world, ethnic

Want to get your hands dirty? Here's your chance

cultural pavilions, and a silent auction of international

to get digging. On Saturday, April 14, the Historical

arts and crafts. The Montana International Children’s

Museum at Fort Missoula, 3400 Captain Rawn Way,

Film Festival will provide international short films for

celebrates Archaeology Month by offering up this day

children and families. And new to this year’s festival will

of fun, filled with opportunities to meet archaeologists,

be an assortment of ethnic food trucks from around

check out artifacts, and learn about this fascinating

Missoula. General admission is $2, family admission is

field. Young and young at heart can try their hand at

$5, and UM students are free with a valid ID.

excavating in their simulated dig and help create a

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Painting

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tion for engaging conversations, teach-ins, workshops, kids activities, Earth Day expo, and local vendors, beverages, and music. Want to help plan the day? Join the MUD Earth Day committee by contacting Info@ MudProject.org. Happy Earth Day! Event will be held at MUD headquarters at 1527 Wyoming St.

THANKS TO OUR FIREFIGHTERS The brave and dedicated actions of our local firefighters who responded to California’s request for help with wildfires in December didn’t go unnoticed. Most recently, Governor Steve Bullock commended the Missoula Fire Department, saying, “When California called for assistance, Missoula’s firefighters answered that call with bravery and dedication. They represented the best of Montana and gained valuable experience to apply here at home when the time comes. Thank you to our firefighters for doing extraordinary things that keep Montana the Last Best Place.” Two wildland engine crews and a Strike Team Leader from the Missoula Fire Department teamed up with three other engine crews from Big Sky, Columbus and Missoula Rural Fire and responded as a Strike Team to assist with firefighting efforts in the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas. An additional Missoula Fire Department

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engine crew was sent to the same area approximately one week following the initial Strike Team response. In all, the Missoula Fire Department sent three engines and 12 personnel. Our community joins Governor Bullock in thanking these firefighters for working to keep us all safe!

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GIVING BACK

AN ENVIRONMENTALLYEFFICIENT YOUTH HOME PROVIDES MORE THAN SHELTER ARTICLE CORINA AMBROSE PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS CAREY

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HOME ISN'T JUST A ROOF OVERHEAD. It’s the place where our

“The purpose of the Tom Roy program," said Beth Cogswell,

humble beginning blooms, where we learn the basics of eating and

executive director of Youth Homes, "is to work with the youth to

walking and helping out with daily chores. It’s the place where we

give them independent living skills, so all the kids we serve in this

learn bigger things, like how to love, how to provide, and how to find

program are required to have a job and they’re required to com-

purpose in the simplest duties to ourselves, to others, and to our

plete their high school education.”

surroundings—qualities that we can call upon when we spread our wings in an effort to reinvent the very word home wherever we go.

She described the process of encouragement and companionship along the way—helping them develop job skills, helping them com-

The Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home in Missoula is the beauti-

plete their required education. “We teach them things like managing

fully crafted nest that caters to the needs of our community’s young

a bank account, [and] we require them to save a percentage of what

adults who are in need of a safe haven for healing, whether it be

they earn at their job, and that money is to be used for their transition

dealing with abuse, neglect, emotional trauma, or the other scars life

to adulthood for things such as their first apartment or a car. We are

can leave on us. This group home aims to assist 16-to-18-year-olds,

hoping to teach young people about interconnectedness—learning

both girls and boys, who are aging out of the foster system and who

life skills to become independent while also leaning on the guidance

need a long-term place to call home.

and support of others to become part of this thriving community." CONTINUED >

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For many of the young adults, working at the Youth Farm, located

achieved by using local materials as well as non-toxic paints, adhe-

behind the home and operated in conjunction with Garden City Harvest,

sives, carpets, and sheet flooring products, among other materials.

is their first job or responsibility. The farm is mostly grant-funded and

The home also sports a high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air

provides an accessible and practical opportunity for our young adults to

conditioning system, energy recovery ventilator furnace, and dual

unfold into the people they’ll become. They are learning to nourish them-

heat recovery ventilator systems. What’s more impressive is the

selves while providing that same nourishment to community members

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 64, falling consider-

through community-supported agriculture and hosting meals for seniors.

ably lower than the rating of most existing homes.

“The kids really benefit from this experience because they see the

But the energy that is saved in the Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home

results of their work in the whole process from start to finish. They

is made up for in human energy, by way of its youth learning from

find they are really proud of it,” said Beth. The farm is also one of the

each other and developing a camaraderie among themselves and

many features of the Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home that encour-

the supportive staff who guides them into adulthood. The home

ages and educates youth to be environmentally aware.

was built with quiet moments of privacy in mind as well as adequate

Four years ago, the home was constructed and later awarded

space for dining together and other social interactions. With the

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Silver”

mountains onlooking and the hope of tomorrow planted in the soil of

status by the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification was

their farm, the promise of the future is budding with possibility.  

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Learn ways to support the Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home at YouthHomesMT.org.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

“When he tried to get a loan to buy the land, he was told he was crazy…. It was too far outside Jim Rangitsch

of Missoula,” said Jim, through a

RJ and Glen Rangitsch

laugh. “There was nothing but a sugar beet factory out this way and now it’s all built up back here.”

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60 YEARS AND

COUNTING ARTICLE HIRAM MARINER

PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

THE RANGITSCH FAMILY CELEBRATES THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE MISSOULA COMMUNITY

“WHEN YOU BUY FROM MY FAMILY, YOU ARE PART OF THE FAMILY,” SAID JIM RANGITSCH, THE OWNER OF RANGITSCH BROTHERS RV, IN HIS TRADEMARK MATTER-OF-FACT WAY. For this businessman, customer service is the backbone of his family’s success and the reason why the local business is soon to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in the Missoula Valley. Situated on West Broadway, hugging the edge of Missoula proper, is the place where this local staple calls home. Just inside its doors is something we tend to take for granted: the easily accessible and ready-to-meet-your-needs owner, Jim.  Jim’s father, RJ, got the idea to start the business in the mid-1950s. He was managing a Shell gas station and couldn’t, despite all his efforts, get used to the idea of being told what to do. He decided he would start renting out travel trailers and seek out financing—the beginnings of what would one day be a business-dream-come-true. “When he tried to get a loan to buy the land, he was told he was crazy…. It was too far outside of Missoula,” said Jim, through a laugh. “There was nothing but a sugar beet factory out this way and now it’s all built up back here.” Today, Rangitsch Brothers RVs is like a family heirloom that has survived through the generations.  CONTINUED >

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT (CON TI N U ED)

“It is a true family business,” said Jim. Currently, one sister, Patty, is the office manager and Christiana, Jim's wife, is the service manager.

At any given time, he is likely to have some desired cars, trucks, boats, or even a couple of Harley Davidson bikes.

Jim's nephew, Joel, is the general manager. All facets of the business are

When asked about what products they carry that set them apart

operated in successful tradition, which has led to the longevity of posi-

from the competition, Jim explained he only carries two brands of

tions like Marcel's and Bill's, parts manager and shop foreman, respec-

RVs—Outdoor RV and Jayco.

tively. Both have more than 40 years of experience between them.  “What I want people to know is that we are here for them…. We are good people. My door is always open,” said Jim. He proudly recounts

“They offer two-year warranties and stand behind their products,” said Jim. The best-seller of them all? The Jayco Melbourne. “It’s a diesel with a Mercedes chassis, and it gets 15 to 16 miles a gallon,” said Jim.

the history of the establishment—its humble beginnings to how it has

The average driver of a recreational vehicle is looking for the

earned its stellar reputation. “You [have to] keep the people happy,” he

balance between comfort and cost when motoring. Saving on gas

said, further defending the weight of good customer service. “When they

means spending more time with loved ones, and Rangitsch Brothers

are happy, they are going to tell a thousand people. But, when you make

RV has adapted to those needs by supplying a more economical

someone angry, they will tell a thousand more people,” said Jim. “We try

option. For Jim, the past 60 years have meant listening to customers

our very best, and that's what built this business. My dad did…and my

and responding with the right product and service. His vision is one

brother. We are a true family business. If you need something, don’t hes-

that has remained in clear focus, and so long as those standards are

itate to call or stop in. If you are not happy, then come and see me, too.”

met, the wheels of adventure will continue turning.

Luckily, for whatever direction our adventure arrow points, Rangitsch Brothers RVs does not, in fact, just sell RVs. “I have the largest parts store in Montana,” said Jim. “It is always

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anything he takes in on trade. Motorcycles, trucks, cars—anything!

Learn more and browse the current inventory at RangitschBrosRV.com.

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FA R M ING A BE T T E R TO MO R R O W ARTICLE SUSIE WALL PHOTOGRAPHY GARDEN CITY HARVEST & JACINDA M. DAVIS

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OUR LOCAL L AND GIVES BACK IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

SINCE THE MOMENT THOSE FIRST SHOOTS POKED THROUGH THE GROUND AT THE PEAS FARM IN 2002, THE 10 ACRES OF PRODUCTIVE FARM LAND HAVE BEEN PROVIDING THE MISSOULA COMMUNITY WITH SUSTENANCE FOR THE HEART, BODY, AND MIND.  An acronym for the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society, the PEAS Farm hosts programs that combine traditional academics, therapy, and agriculture. Schoolchildren learn where food comes from through the Farm-to-School program, troubled teens receive guidance and discover the joy of altruism through the Youth Harvest Project, university students get a comprehensive education in farming, and members of the community feast on the crops grown here through CSA (community-supported agriculture) shares.   In 2001, Josh Slotnick, director of the PEAS Farm, worked with members of the community and the university to move the farm from a small plot of university land at Fort Missoula to its current location on Duncan Drive. Today, it is a partnership between Garden City Harvest (GCH), the University of Montana, the Missoula County Public School District, and the City of Missoula. He’s seen firsthand as a lecturer for UM’s Environmental Studies program how a small group of students can become a community within themselves. "Every year I get to see 15 people kind of fall in love with each other,” he said. The sprawl of fertile land is one of four neighborhood farms under the umbrella of GCH, whose mission is to build community through agriculture. These neighborhood farms grow food for low-income residents and emergency food shelters as well as provide job training and life skills to Missoula’s youth, all of which is mainly accomplished through three distinct programs. Let's learn about them!  

FARM-TO-SCHOOL

Amy Harvey, the Farm-to-School gardens manager, describes this program as

one that encourages youth to explore connections between food, agriculture, science, and their everyday lives. This is accomplished by hosting field trips to the farm and the Little PEAS summer camps, where students learn that food doesn’t originate in a box on a grocery store shelf. Aside from the chance to revel in the fun of getting their hands dirty, children are met with the opportunity to witness how these outings integrate all areas of academics, from science to math to history. “Our Farm-to-School programs offer unique learning environments where science concepts come to life in a living laboratory,” she said.

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YOUTH HARVEST PROJECT

Each year, approximately 15 young peo-

ple are referred to the Youth Harvest Project through Youth Court, Willard Alternative High School, and other avenues. During the summer program, they handle all facets of farming from planting to harvest to preparation. Twice a week, they bring what they have grown to the Missoula Food Bank and run the Mobile Market, a traveling farmers market that sells discounted locally grown produce to low-income senior residences. Through this program, at-risk youth learn vital life skills such as money handling and customer service, but just as important, they find a sense of worth and community. Tami McDaniel, the Youth Development director, has seen this success when the young people interact with the seniors. “Shoppers engage with the youth, whether it be over what to do with a kohlrabi or sharing a story from their life. I believe the sense of feeling seen, heard, and valued is mutual and reciprocal between our youth and the community members they interact with,” said Tami.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM

The study of agriculture intensifies for

university students participating in the farm internship through the Environmental Studies program (EVST) at the University of Montana. Spring and fall classes are offered but it is during the summer semester that students learn all aspects of running a farm. Sustainable solutions to practical farming issues like weed control and irrigation are explored. On Fridays, the students take a field trip to local farms and ranches to learn how others have found solutions to agricultural issues.  

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DIG IN! +

BUY A CSA SHARE $525 gets you a box of fresh produce each week during growing season. Your commitment is a great way to show support for the mission of the farm.  

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VOLUNTEER According to Genevieve Jessop Marsh, director of Community Outreach Director, “Community members are always welcome and appreciated to help harvest, weed, harvest, weed, and maybe weed.” You can fix a tractor or pull carrots from the ground. To volunteer, just show up any day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. May through October.

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DONATE Monetary donations are vital to the farm’s success. Most donations come in the form of small checks from people passionate about the good works happening on the farm.    

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FUN FARM FACT More than 17,850 pounds of food was grown in 2017 for the Missoula Food Bank.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

RESOLUTION 365 ARTICLE CHELSEA LYN AGRO

PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

My name is Mike Rankin and I am the Fitness Director at the Peak Health and Wellness Center Downtown. I was featured in the Feb. 2018 issue of the Missoula Lifestyle Magazine. In short it’s been an overwhelming response. The quality of the writing, the photography and the exposure all were at the highest level of professionalism I have ever seen. I have been overwhelmed at the response the article got. I’ve been in the Fitness Industry since 1994 and have spent a lot of money advertising my services and I’ve never had this kind of positive response. It is by far the most response and phone calls I have ever received from an article. Thank you Missoula Lifestyle Magazine for your professionalism and your follow up. You have gone above and beyond and your magazine is obviously a lot more read than any publication we have advertised in before.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CAROLE DAVENPORT

MOMMA STELLA RISOTTO SERVE UP THIS COMFORT DISH TO BECKON SPRING WHILE SAVORING WINTER

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Carole Davenport

KNOWING THAT SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AFTER OUR MARATHON OF WINTERY DAYS BRINGS COMFORT TO MORE THAN OUR SANDAL-YEARNING TOES. Transitioning into springtime lends a tendency toward cooking lighter meals, opening our windows despite the chill lingering in the breeze, and letting our creations in the kitchen mingle with the scents of the thawing earth—an aroma that has been sorely missed!  This departure from the hearty, cold-weather food recipes we tend to pack away with the snow shovel leaves me wanting to give an appropriate "Auld Lang Syne"  tribute to my favorite comfort foods. The mother of all comfort foods is my Momma Stella Risotto, handed down to me from an elderly Italian neighbor  many years ago. Risotto is the icon of Italian foods, known for its firm, creamy, and chewy texture that blends so perfectly with the rich flavors of broth, butter, cream, and cheese.  Much like America’s infamous macaroni and cheese, this delightful and tasty risotto is a culinary treat year-round, but who wants to be standing over the heat of a stove, stirring the pot for twenty minutes when the warm spring sun beckons? I like to savor our favorite winter meals in April before moving on to the handy patio barbecue grill for the next four months.  This recipe is easy to make and sure to be a family favorite. With a cooking time of 45 minutes, we’d better get started for this winter'send recipe that serves 8. 

Transitioning into springtime lends a tendency toward cooking lighter meals, opening our windows despite the chill lingering in the breeze, and letting our creations in the kitchen mingle with the scents of the thawing earth—an aroma that has been sorely missed!

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

RISOT TO INGREDIENTS: + 2 cups Italian cheese blend of Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago, grated + 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely diced + 1 cup fresh onion, diced + 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1½ tablespoons butter + 16 oz. bag of Arborio rice + 7 cups chicken broth + 1½ cups heavy cream + 2 tablespoons chives, chopped + salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat to melt butter. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion to sauté until onion is transparent and golden. Add the Arborio rice and stir in to coat each seed thoroughly. While stirring constantly, add 1 cup of chicken broth and continue to stir while the rice absorbs the liquid. When the liquid is gone, add another cup of broth, continuing to stir. Repeat this process, adding broth one cup at a time while stirring constantly. Don’t stop stirring! It’ll take about 20 minutes for the rice to be completely cooked (no longer crunchy), and the stirring is crucial to this process. 2. When all the broth is absorbed and the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream, mixing well. Add the cheeses and stir thoroughly. Taste to determine how much salt to add. I like to serve in individual bowls, so dish up then grind plenty of pepper over the top and sprinkle with  chives. Call the family to the table as you savor this steaming risotto that might make you reconsider whether you’re actually ready to leave winter and its hearty meals behind.  More recipes from Carole at DivineViewTraveler.Wordpress.com.

Did you know? Short-grained Arborio rice is named after the town in the Po Valley of Northern Italy where it is grown.

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WATER & WOODS

ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

ROOM TO

GROW ADD SOME GREEN TO YOUR GAME WITH LIFESTYLE’S ECO-FRIENDLY PLANT GUIDE

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WHAT HOUSEPLANT SHOULD YOU GET? WOULD PEOPLE DESCRIBE YOU AS HAVING A GREEN THUMB? N

Y

ARE YOU OFTEN AWAY FOR

BUT DO YOU REMEMBER

LONG PERIODS OF TIME?

TO WATER YOUR PLANTS?

Y

N

Y

DO YOU HAVE

ARE YOU LOW

MANY WINDOWS?

ON O2?

N

Y

Y

N

N

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? Y

IS IT HARD FOR YOU TO

N

COMMIT TO ONE THING? Y

N

CACTI + SUCCULENTS

LEMON BUTTON FERN

SNAKE PLANT

PHILODENDRON

When you’re looking for

Safe for both cats and dogs

Labeled as both a “for-

The split-leaf philodendron

variety without the hassle,

according to the ASPCA,

giving houseplant” and

does not require a lot of

cacti and succulents are

lemon button ferns—also

healthy houseplant by

light or moisture, but will

the way to go. Since they

known as southern sword

HGTV, the snake plant

grow much larger if given

are able to store water in

ferns—are drought-tolerant

tolerates low light and long

both and ample space to

their leaves, they’re more

and thrive in shady rooms.

stretches without water

climb. Be careful, though,

forgiving when your mind

They’re low-maintenance if

while also adding oxygen

it is highly toxic to animals,

is elsewhere.

you keep their soil moist.

to the room at night.

according to the ASPCA.

Plant care information gathered from HGTV.com

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(CON TI N U ED)

SUCCULENT GUIDE Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books and pianos— for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to kill.

common succulents ZEBRA PLANT

ECHEVERIA ‘LOLA’

WHITE CHENILLE PLANT

Stemless clustering perennial

Up to 6 inches tall, it forms a

Small, shrubby succulent plant up

succulent up to 6 inches tall. Needs

sculpted rosette up to 6 inches in

to 12 inches tall. Small rosettes hold

plenty of sun or bright light. Use a

diameter. Good for containers and

thick green leaves densely covered

well-draining cactus potting mix.

rock gardens.

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

3 BRUCE HOLBERT

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Bruce Holbert will give a reading of

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Whiskey, the story of two brothers, their parents, and three wrecked marriages. Join him on a literary journey as he traverses the harsh landscape of America's northwestern border and finds a family unlike any you've met before. 

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Mount Sentinel

jewelry, organic body care, vintage cloth-

Carry lumber and other supplies to

ing and artwork. Enjoy live music, food,

drop points along the M trail in an

and drink. $8 gets you access to both

effort to help friends at the Montana

days, $5 for just Saturday, and children

Conservation Corps repair the dam-

12 and younger are free. Learn more at

Join the Y community for Missoula's

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oldest footrace! The event includes a

9 EDUCATORS CAREER FAIR

46TH ANNUAL YMCA RIVERBANK RUN Higgins and Broadway

10K, 5K and one-mile fun run, and you

stant effort on this steep trail.

14 2018 HEALTHY KIDS DAY

can run all three if you'd like. All races start at Higgins and Broadway in front of Liquid Planet and finish at Boone and Crockett (in front of the bear stat-

Missoula Family YMCA

ue) along the Kim Williams Trail. Reg-

University of Montana,

The Y’s Healthy Kids® Day is a free

ister at YMCAMissoula.org.

University Center Ballroom

(and open to the public), fun-filled

New to teaching? Join the University

day of activities designed to promote

of Montana Career Services for the

healthy kids and families in spirit,

33rd annual Educators Career Fair.

mind, and body. Plus, it's the last day

Network with Montana and out-of-

to receive a 10% discount when you

JDRF ONE WALK 5K

state school districts to find full-time

register for 5+ summer camps. Learn

Ogren Park at Allegiance Field

employment opportunities. Teacher

more at YMCAMissoula.org.

JDRF is the leading charitable funder

formation sessions presented by the school districts before the fair begins. More details at UMT.edu/career.

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29 and advocate of Type 1 diabetes re-

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We are always accepting submissions

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for events you'd like to see included

Montana Natural History Center

kids for $5. All proceeds will go to An-

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Missoula Community Wildlife Habitat

iMeals to help fund the spay/neuter

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

is hosting a fun, informative workshop

program. Visit AniMeals.com.

at MissoulaValleyLifestyle.com.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Good Food Store (406) 541-3663 goodfoodstore.com

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

FOR THE LOVE OF MUD FIND THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

ARTICLE GREG M. PETERS PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

01 | HAND SANDER This diminutive tool belies its usefulness. Hand (or palm) sanders make quick work of most any sanding project. Just grab the right sandpaper (they sell some there), slip on a dust mask, and start sanding. 02 | MITER BOX/CHOP SAW Looking for the best way to cut clean angles through one-by and two-by dimensional lumber? Though it sounds

MISSOULA URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (MUD)

intimidating, the easy-to-use miter box/chop saw is the

IS OUR HANDY-DANDY HUB FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF

number one most-rented tool at MUD (and number four,

CROWD WITH SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND. The group has

five and six as well). Good thing they have several in stock.

offered workshops, classes, and demonstrations on everything from

03 | TABLE SAW

home brewing to home blacksmithing, but MUD might be better

The table saw is another super handy, but bulky and

known for having one of the best tool libraries around. Before I built

expensive, tool for woodworking. A bit more intermediate

up my own tool library, MUD was near and dear to me as I relied on

than a miter box/chop saw, the table saw makes quick

these tools to get me through remodeling my home. With a MUD

work of making long, precise and straight cuts through

membership, they're sure to get you through any home project.

everything from plywood to two-by-fours. You can even tilt the blade to cut at an angle for near-perfect joinery. 04 | EXTENSION LADDER

01

Cat stuck in a tree? Frisbee on the roof? Need to clean your

02

gutters or a third-story window? Tie one of MUD’s extension ladders to the roof of your car and you’re good to go. Extension ladders are bulky, expensive, and impractical for most people to store, which is why they’re great to borrow.  05 | WHEELBARROW & HAND TOOLS Ready to grow some veggies or turn that overgrown patch of weeds into a flowerbed? A wheelbarrow is going to make the work a lot easier, your back a lot happier, and your marriage/partnership last a lot longer. Trust me.

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Grab all the rakes, shovels, spades, and other tools you might need while you’re at it and get dirty. 06 | LAWN MOWER & WEED WHACKER

04

Even though I didn’t have a lawn mower, I kept my yard in good shape for several summers with a once-a-week trip to MUD to grab a lawn mower and weed whacker. Some tools require a modest additional, per-use fee. See MudProject.org for full list of tools, rules, and other information or email Tools@MudProject.org.

GET MUD(DY)

05

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Some tools require a modest additional, per-use fee. See MudProject.org for full list of tools, rules, and other information or email Tools@MudProject.org.


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