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
From news reports
IFU Receives Funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Strengthen Relationships between Children and Local Food Continue reading
A four-person video production crew came to Oelwein to shoot a video to be used for FoodCorps service member recruitment next year. They recorded lessons, one-on-one’s in the garden, cafeteria programming, and had interviews with teachers, students, Emma, and Barb. Continue reading
The Postville Food Bank recently purchased a new cooler so they can increase the amount of dairy products and fresh produce offered to families. The cooler was purchased with funds from a Produce Capacity Grant from Wal-mart, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Feeding America. (Source: Postville Herald, 3/6/19) Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 19 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschool Schools. These $200 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom.The awards will be used in a variety of ways to connect preschool age children to where their food comes from and introducing healthy eating habits. Continue reading