A garden has been planted outside Carrie Lee Elementary School in Decorah.
The garden, which was planted this spring and is being maintained through the summer, is an extension of the science curriculum at the school and a source of fresh produce for the school lunch program. Carrie Lee students prepared, planted, watered and weeded the garden this spring and summer. Continue reading
FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether Continue reading
The newly revitalized Clayton County Master Gardeners group wants to plant an idea in the minds of other gardeners: If your vegetable patch has produced more produce than you can consume, consider donating your surplus to the Clayton County Food Shelf. Continue reading
To the Editor:
Seven years ago the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative launched the “start somewhere” walk as an opportunity to engage Iowans to join us in making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. Since 2011, hundreds of thousands of Iowans have walked on the first Wednesday of October and we’ve seen a growing increase in making Iowa communities more walkable. Communities are adopting complete street policies, hiring staff dedicated to incorporating walking, biking and transit in transportation plans and launching walking school buses so kids can walk or bike safely to school. Continue reading
Fun day at Central School Garden Club trying out grilled beet pizza with the Turkey River Farmers! (Elkader) Continue reading
Macie Weigand recently completed her FEEST internship. Here are her thoughts about the year.
Guest post by Becky Rea, K-12 Program Coordinator, ISU Extension and Outreach
RAGBRAI XLV came to Waukon and students were prepared! Upper Explorerland partnered with the Ride Right Committee and ISU Extension and Outreach to bring the bike rodeo to East and West Elementary and Waterville’s Kids Club. Continue reading
Sprout Scouts is a program created by FoodCorps aimed at helping elementary students learn what healthy food is, fall in love with it, and eat it everyday. Central hosted three sessions for K-5 gardeners this summer. Some of the activities we did were journaling, lesson-based snacks, garden maintenance, planting, reading, games, and more! Continue reading
At WalkNEIowa.org, our mission is to get Northeast Iowans walking! Our new website was created as a tool to create connection, provide resources, and tell stories. We’ve been working with our community health partners to spread the word. Check out these community updates: Continue reading