Thank You from Wings Park Elementary

This past Friday I had lessons with the 2nd graders at Wings Park Elementary School to introduce them to one of my favorite, local, spring foods: ASPARAGUS! Asparagus is especially relevant because Wings Park is currently expanding their school garden, and planning to grow a wider variety of fruits and vegetables including asparagus.  All of the students were feeling thankful for the many individuals and organizations that have stepped up to support the school garden project.  Together, we decided that “Thank You” letters would be a great way to express our gratitude.  Here are a few highlights:


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Thank you to the Fayette County Master Gardeners, Derek Roller of Echollective Farm, David Cavagnaro of the Pepperfeild Project, Tenax Fence Company, and many Oelwein community members!  With your help, we are growing healthy kids.



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Molly Schintler

About Molly Schintler

Molly is a grower of food and equality. She is serving as a FoodCorps member with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative in her home state, Iowa, in the city of Oelwein. As a service member, she will work with K-12th graders teaching nutrition and garden education. Prior to serving with FoodCorps, Molly toured North America planning and hosting farm dinners with Outstanding in the Field, spent a season as a farm apprentice at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and managed a community garden project growing local, organic produce for the Johnson County Crisis Center. Molly believes in the power of growing love and leafy greens.

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