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School Bus Turned Mobile Greenhouse Turned Kid’s Party Co-host

Monday Aug. 6th, 2018

Imagine a full sized school bus turned mobile greenhouse, thriving with flowers, herbs, tomatoes and all sorts of vegetables, living where the seats used to be. Could this image get any better? Gallatin Valley Farm to School seems to think it could. Starting this summer, you can invite your friends, co-host your party with the bus at a nearby farm and make and enjoy pizza on site with locally sourced ingredients. Some of which are harvest from the aforementioned bus.

BOB, the affectionate name for the Bozone Ozone Bus, travels to schools and community events to teach students about science, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. BOB visits schools in the spring and fall and will provide students with the opportunity to plant their own starters, explore the inner workings of a mobile greenhouse, learn how to compost, and much more! During the summer, BOB supports summer camp programming for Gallatin Valley Farm to School and partners and visits community based events, like farmer’s markets and concerts. “I never knew you could grow plants on a school bus. That’s awesome!” exclaimed an elementary student recently at Bozeman’s Irving Elementary.

This summer, BOB is ready to party. Families with school aged children are invited to make their celebrations memorable and meaningful. Hosting a party with Gallatin Valley Farm to School and BOB includes two hours of programming from our experienced staff.

Party activities include making and enjoying pizza on-site with pizza toppings sourced directly from the BOB bus, gardening, crafts and more! Even better, we are thrilled to be partnering with Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm to host your party at a working local farm. Party packages start at $300.

“We’re reimagining kid’s parties” says Jenn Adams, Associate Director for Gallatin Valley Farm to School. “We’ve heard the request loud and clear from many parents that they are looking for options to host a fun party for their kids that’s also in line with their core values. And, we’re proud to deliver this as an option.” says Adams.

Gallatin Valley Farm to School cultivates healthy kids, vibrant farms and strong communities by connecting schools and local producers in southwest Montana’s Gallatin Valley. Through these connections the program will realize many goals, including healthy, fresh, made from scratch, local meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health, nutrition and agriculture education. For more information, contact, Jenn Adams at 406-813-1560.