SUNBURST UNLIMITED INC
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Issues: Food, Environment, Economic Development
Location: 1917 1st Ave. North Great Falls MT 59401 USA
Our mission is to educate and guide organizations, neighborhoods, and communities in developing a sustainable local food source through composting, gardening, and year-round greenhouses.
Programs: Gardens from Garbage is a city-wide initiative in Great Falls in collaboration with the City of Great Falls and the Great Falls Public School Electric City Agriculture Academy to develop community, school, and residential compost sites. This community campaign has two goals: one: annually producing hundreds of cubic yards of "good growing dirt" from thousands of tons of food waste while starving the local landfill while reducing greenhouse gas emissions; two: promoting the use of the "good dirt" to develop school and community gardens, thus providing locally grown nutritious food for children and families. Sunburst initiated this program in response the the need of Montana families to have local food sources. There are 47,000 Montana families without "food security", and a large percentage of food cost is the cost of transportation to our stores. Available nutrient-rich compost encourages families to grow their own food.
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Sunburst Unlimited is an important, focused, energized organization that has demonstrated an amazing ability to bring together local food producers, hunger agencies, schools, and the general public to work toward the goal of building a sustainable local food economy one backyard (and one school) at a time.
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Promoting locally produced, certiied organic specialty grains and healthy eating. Installed a Bokashi composting bin at our workplace
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Clone it's founder Mike Dalton and install him in every Montana community.
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donaton of tons of food grains and legumes to Great Falls Food Bank and Great Falls Rescue Mission