Posts By: Corrie Williamson

AERO & Helena Community Gardens Hiring Shared Position for Local Food Systems Coordinator

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AERO and Helena Community Gardens are hiring a half-time Local Food Systems Coordinator! A shared position between the Alternative Energy Resources Organization and Helena Community Gardens, this 20 hour a week position will focus on grant writing and fund development, marketing, communications, and program assistance. This 20 hour a week position will focus on grant… Read more »

MFU Releases Report on Climate Change and Montana Ag

The Montana Farmers Union has released their study on the impacts of climate change on Montana agriculture. The study, co-authored by Montana economist Dr Thomas Power, examines the threats to Montana’s agricultural economy posed by climate change. Climate change is real and it’s serious, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a threat to our… Read more »

Workshops Announced! Growing Food Businesses: Opportunities Under Montana’s New Food Law

AERO Growing Food Businesses Workshops April 2016

We’re so thrilled to announce the dates of our upcoming workshop entitled “Growing Food Businesses: Opportunities Under Montana’s New Food Law,” focusing on business opportunities, including cottage food, under the new food laws that went into effect in 2015. The workshops are for food entrepreneurs, direct market farmers, state and local health officials, business and… Read more »

DIY PV Workshop Power Point Available!

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Last month, Energy Task Force Jim Baerg held a Real Time Energy Retrofits DIY solar installation workshop at his home in Livingston. Jim, an architect and designer who has been teaching solar workshops with AERO for decades, shared this instructional Power Point detailing his process, costs, statistics, and more for the installation. What a resource!… Read more »

Farm Link Montana: Internship Opportunities

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Farm Link Montana’s Intern Link program connects people wanting to learn how to farm or ranch with experienced producers willing to share their expertise. It’s a great resource for those seeking hands-on experience, farms looking for interns, and more. Check out, and share.

Request for Proposals: AERO Seeks Web Developer for Enhancements to the Abundant Montana Directory

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For over 20 years, AERO’s Abundant Montana Directory, a comprehensive, statewide, online directory and mapping service, has helped users search and discover sustainable farms, ranches, products, and services, including agritourism in Montana. Our current project, Marketing Montana, will allow AERO to increase the functionality, accessibility, reliability and comprehensiveness of Abundant. This RFP relates to several… Read more »

February 19th: A Wild Dinner with AERO, Helena Hunters & Anglers, & the Montana Wildlife Federation

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We believe that using our land wisely should be an inclusive conversation, and that the local food movement encompasses not just farmers and those working towards sustainable agriculture, but hunters, anglers, and others in the conservation field. AERO is partnering with the Helena Hunters and Anglers and the Montana Wildlife Federation to offer an evening… Read more »

Don’t Miss the December Sun Times!

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Have you seen our latest Sun Times issue? We’re pretty proud of this one, and it’s chock full of goodness, from an article on the Middle Creek Montessori educational barn, to a soil health workshop write-up, to a spotlight on Montana Green Insulation (making eco-friendly insulation out of sheep wool!) and so much more. AERO… Read more »