By GENEVIEVE JESSOP MARSH — Paul and Christiane von Reichert are some of the most dedicated urban farmers you’ll meet. They’ve convinced landlords to let them dig up apartment courtyards. They’ve grown veggies in community garden plots from Missoula to Kiel, Germany. They’ve traveled to friends’ yards in the Bitterroot to scratch out a little growing space. They’ve transported chickens in bicycle baskets to community gardens to fertilize in the fall (they also raised meat chickens in an apartment that didn’t allow pets). They’ve cured their onions on the porch of their third floor apartment.
By CATE HUISMAN — Each summer for the past four years, Chuck Manning and other members of the NW Montana Forest Fire Lookouts Association have generated somewhere between 900 and 1000 hours’ worth of donated work and in-kind value to preserve local fire lookouts.