Megan Woodward

About Megan Woodward

I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Luther College in partnership with The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative.

St. Ben’s Garden Clean Up

St. Ben’s 7th graders were in charge of the garden clean up this year. The saying “many20141023_112010 hands makes light work” was beyond true in this instance! There were plenty of kids and everyone had a job to do: organizing tomato cages, pulling up dead plants, hauling compost, and smoothing out the soil in the beds, just to name a few. With everyone’s help we got the garden ship shape in about 25 minutes! Continue reading

Read… and RUN!

First grade classes at John Cline got the year started off right with a Read and Run. Basically, the event was just as it sounds: students hauled their book boxes across the street to the track at the high school, read in the grass, and then got to run around. This event was great on many levels. First of all, the kids (and I) had so much fun and secondly, it was such a great combination of curriculum and active living! I am always impressed with how John Cline teachers get their students up and moving. Continue reading

Summer Gardening

Thankfully, the gardens at Decorah High School are managed by some awesome teachers: Brad Johansen and Tim Hayes. With their guidance, I have been helping out in the garden during summer school, picking strawberries, planting cucumbers and summer squash, and weeding. It has been great to get high schoolers who don’t normally garden outside. Continue reading