Today I was in a waiting room and picked up a recent Better Homes and Garden Magazine to look at.
In the magazine they have a fact page (Your Guide To A Happy, Healthy Life). A large picture on the page of a ‘one eyed’ cake pop caught my eye. As I looked closer the fact with it was astonishing to me. Continue reading
We have fun in NE Iowa connecting children to where their food comes from and how the local food system works. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 24 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschools and Daycares. These $100 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom. Continue reading
Luther College has been named one of the most sustainable schools in the nation.
Luther received a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. AASHE also ranked Luther in the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the U.S. in their “2019 Sustainable Campus Index” report. Continue reading
Originally published by Hannah Grosspietsch, Practical Farmers of Iowa. Both farms mentioned in the article are part of the NE Iowa Food and Farm Network. Continue reading
The Waukon Summer Kids Day Program, “Food, Fitness, Fun!” has been working hard to keep the plants in the school gardens as nourished and bountiful as possible. In August, the tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, and ground cherries were coming in quickly. Students shared the bounty with the Summer Feeding Program and also donated to the Allamakee County Food Shelf Continue reading
The school gardens at two Waukon elementary schools are flourishing thanks to the green thumbs of the young gardeners involved in the Summer Food and Fitness program hosted by the Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps program, ISU Extension and Outreach and Allamakee Community School District. Continue reading
Postville Summer School had delicious Snap for Snap Peas celebration for lunch! Grades 4-6 chose recipes and organized ingredients lists, then prepared their dishes and served taste tests to students. Click here for the original post and winning recipe for Snap Pea Pizza. Continue reading