Crux: Agricultural Stewards

Did you know that soil contains a healthy bacteria that increases levels of serotonin and reduces anxiety? No wonder why gardening makes us so dang happy! Last week Professional Chef, Eduardo Garcia, and owner of the national food brand, Montana Mex invited a group of participants to his food forest for a full day of education. Participants learned about sustainable agriculture, and how to make a delicious organic meal from farm to table. Thank you Eduardo, and Montana Mex for the hospitality and overall inspiring afternoon.

The Learning Garden Project

The rest of our 11th-grade crew had their hands in the soil at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. This summer BYEP was presented with a unique opportunity to tend to and take care of 8 garden beds in the Story Mill Park. Over the course of the next 6 weeks groups will take turns working on the gardens; weeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting with the intent of providing fresh produce to the community.

BYEP is Growing! Welcome to the Team!

Our New Executive Director - Robin Hill!

Robin is a true local, not only did he grow up in Bozeman, he used to be a Program Manager! Something we’ve always loved about Robin is his ability to be inclusive. Robin wants to hear the voices of every individual and that reflects in the way he leads. For a truly kind interaction go say hi to Robin, he has an open door policy and is dying to meet you! Connect at

Our New Program Director - Sarah Lawrence!

Sarah has spent the last 15 years working with adolescents and families. She recently relocated to Bozeman after a stint in Vermont and is happy to be reunited with her community (and the mountains). It comes as no surprise that Sarah is full of passion; she thrives when outdoors and loves them most when she can share them with others. Connect at