2019 Sustainable Living Workshop Series Schedule

This spring the FLAT will be hosting four amazing workshops for students and community members to learn about various aspects of sustainability. They will be taught by four wonderful members of the community who are eager to share their skill-sets. All workshops will be hosted in the studio at the UM FLAT, 633 S. 5th…

Applications Open for Living at the FLAT!

We are now accepting applications to live at the FLAT for the 2019-2020 school year! The FLAT provides a unique, affordable living and learning opportunity for UM students. Six students live at the FLAT working together on sustainability projects and community building. Find the application here AY 2019_20 FLATApplication Email us with any questions umflat@gmail.com…

Meet our interns

Our incredible team of interns this semester are working hard to plan a sustainable living workshop series! They are organizing skill sharing events in our studio this March and April on how to reduce our environmental footprint and use botanicals more in our everyday lives. Learn more about each of them below (bios work left…

Skill Sharing

Skill sharing is an important part of the work we do at the FLAT. This is when people teach one another a unique field of knowledge or trade they are experts in. Skill sharing events and workshops bring communities together to empower one another through knowledge sharing. This grassroots approach to education promotes diversity in…

Communal Living

One adjustment that comes with moving into the UM FLAT is acclimating to communal living. There are two houses shared between six students. We rotate cooking dinner and breakfast for each other once a week and doing chores, such as chicken care and yard maintenance. What keeps this place buzzing with positive energy is a…

Building Community: UM FLAT Harvest Party

Every year, the UM FLAT hosts a Harvest Party, which serves as a community engagement and fundraising event. It is a chance for students, faculty, neighbors, and community members to celebrate the fall season with homemade soups, hand-pressed ciders, participant baked pies, and live music. This year our Harvest Party was a wonderful success, with…

UM FLAT Spring 2019 Internship

Care about spreading knowledge on how to live sustainably? Be an intern at the UM FLAT this spring! We are looking for students interested in a 1-credit, supervised internship (3 hours/week) working in a team of interns to organize a sustainable living workshop series for the Missoula and UM community. This will be a series…

Building FLATmate Bonds

The beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year has officially started and the six of us at the FLAT are working on new projects, planning events and getting back into the groove of being full-time students! Because we are all such busy bees, it is so important that we are working on projects together while still…

2018-2019 Resident Applications Now Open

Looking for a unique, engaging, fulfilling and affordable housing opportunity? Consider applying to live at the UM FLAT! Description: The UM FLAT (Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology) is a 2-house, 2-lot urban sustainability demonstration project and student residence on the southeast edge of UM Campus. The FLAT was founded by an Environmental graduate student…

Clark Fork School Takes a Field Trip

Over the past couple of weeks at the UM FLAT, Casey, Stephanie and I have been hosting field trips for the kiddos at Clark Fork School to come and learn about what the FLAT does by engaging in hands on projects like pizza making in the cob oven and creating “seed balls” out of clay,…