New Luther program will encourage participation in Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)Posted: April 11, 2012
Luther's Wellness and Sustainability programs are collaborating to start a program that will reimburse faculty and staff who take part in community supported agriculture programs.
Community Support Agriculture is a way for consumers to purchase local, seasonal food direct from the producer. Consumers pay an up-front cost and in exchange receive weekly or biweekly boxes of produce for the entire summer.
Luther has pledged to reimburse all faculty and staff who support a CSA, take two cooking classes and become part of two book groups offered at Luther this summer that support a holistic approach to food education.
This program promotes and expands Luther's connection with Northeast Iowa local food producers. Through extended connections on campus the college hopes to see similar results in the regional community.
Luther is working with three local farms this season: Patchwork Green Farm, Annie's Gardens and Greens and G It's Fresh Organic.
Source: www.decorahnews.com, Apr 4, 2012