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Curious About Composting? Here’s Our Advice on How to Begin

Curious About Composting? Here’s Our Advice on How to Begin

Whether you live on a Montana farm or in a Manhattan highrise, composting is an effective and accessible way to dramatically reduce your ecological footprint. Curious about how you can begin composting at home? Read on to learn more!

How to Find the Affordable Used Outdoor Gear You Need

How to Find the Affordable Used Outdoor Gear You Need

Shopping for used outdoor gear and apparel is the best way to make your purchases more sustainable. Here are some great ways to find what you need, whether for VISIONS programs or your own adventures.

What is Project Drawdown?

What is Project Drawdown?

Project Drawdown plays a critical role in all of the myriad sustainability initiatives we’re working on at our Montana Farm & Ranch. At VISIONS, we’ve always followed environmental principles, from reducing waste to recycling to composting (often by giving food...

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: OUR NEW MONTANA FARM

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: OUR NEW MONTANA FARM

As of September, we’ve purchased OUR VERY OWN VISIONS FARM, a sprawling historic property nestled at the base of Montana’s Bridger Mountains. This farm will be the base for all our Montana Gap programs and Teen Summer Farm programs moving forward

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

30 adventurous teens worked on sustainable farming and regenerative ranching activities, permaculture, volunteering at the Food Bank, packaging books for distribution to Montana reservations, and site preparations at a local cohousing neighborhood.

Growing the Nonprofit VISIONS Foundation

Growing the Nonprofit VISIONS Foundation

The VISIONS Foundation was established in 2016 and promotes cross cultural exchange by supporting service-learning opportunities for students around the world. The Foundation also partners with international organizations to respond to their community’s most pressing needs. Building on the Foundation’s past success, we are focusing additional effort in growing its capacity this summer.

Spotlight: Hilary Moses, VISIONS ALUM

Spotlight: Hilary Moses, VISIONS ALUM

VISIONS alum, Hilary Moses, reflects on the high school summer program that influenced her educational and professional tracks towards becoming a therapist of adolescents.

Spotlight: Arielle Ortega, VISIONS ALUM

Spotlight: Arielle Ortega, VISIONS ALUM

Interview with 2019 Montana Blackfeet participant, Arielle Ortega, on what she is up to now, what she took away from the teen service trip, and where she is headed.

Spotlight: Leyri Garcia,   PROGRAM LEADER

Spotlight: Leyri Garcia,   PROGRAM LEADER

Leyri Garcia hails from the Dominican Republic and joined the VISIONS family in 2010. Back then, he was a young community member looking to help out and practice his English. He grew with VISIONS into a leadership role and has been a terrific member of our summer staff since 2015. Check out some of his amazing photography!

Spotlight: Summer Search (Partner Organization)

Spotlight: Summer Search (Partner Organization)

For the past 25 years individual students from Summer Search have joined our programs, but last year this relationship grew in a special way. We are proud of this connection. Here’s why . . .

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