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Education and Outreach Center

History

2012: The big move from Bozeman to Manhattan. Brainstorming, dreaming, and planning the Education and Outreach Center into existence!

Click here to view the updated plan.

2014: The greenhouse was erected, the pollinator garden, beneficial grasses, forbs, and sedges were planted, solar path lights, side-paths, and storage shed were installed. We are still working on the composite deck.

Grants: We were thankful to receive a HB 223 grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Service. In February 2014, we were awarded a NATIONAL GRANT in the amount of $10,000 from the NCF/NACD Presidents Award.

We have received tremendous support from the community also.  A HUGE thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations:

  • Aquatech Inc – Irrigation system
  • Belgrade TruValue – Bag mulch
  • Concrete Materials – Concrete
  • Crop Production Services – Fertilizer
  • DNRC Montana State Nursery – Fruit trees
  • Earth System Compost – Compost
  • Five Rivers – $5000 donation
  • H & E Equipment – Equipment rental
  • Holland Concrete Construction – Concrete
  • Kanta Products – Landscape bricks
  • Knife River – Gravel & sand
  • Kredit Electric – Electrical services
  • Manhattan State Bank – Greenhouse sponsorship, $2350 for storage shed
  • Murdock’s – Tools (valued at $390)
  • Oasis Montana – Solar panel & hardware
  • RESPEC – Design plan
  • Schutter Farms – Native topsoil
  • Select Stone – Rock for side-path
  • Spring Creek Farms – Native topsoil
  • Springhill Sod – Low-moisture sod
  • Stockman Bank – $7000 for Pergola
  • StoneTek – Granite Path
  • Town of Manhattan & GCD Supervisors – Use of dump trucks
  • Val Mencas Excavation – $200 donation
  • Warm Springs Productions – $500 donation
  • Western Pines – Mulch
  • Westscape Nursery – Xeriscape plants
 
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