Weekly Bits – April 14

Walking is all about connection. Connection between parts of the brain. Connection between body and mind. Connection to the natural world. And most importantly? Connection to each other. The soon-to-be-launched WalkNEIowa.org is preparing to help you put one foot in front of the other. Stop by and like their Facebook and Instagram pages to get the latest updates. Continue reading

Weekly Bits – April 7

West Union on the MOVE! On Monday, West Union leaders didn’t let the rainy weather slow them down in launching their community-wide walkability effort to encourage residents to get out and get active. 5-days-a-week Walking School Bus, community walking maps, daily Whistle Walks, “take a book, leave a book” Little Libraries and more. Way to get walking, West Union! Continue reading

Weekly Bits – March 24

FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether

NEW CASE STUDY  The term shepherding calls to mind images of fluffy white sheep grazing on a hillside, watched over by a keen-eyed caretaker and his dog. In a new case study featuring the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, shepherding refers to a method of developing strategic partnerships between a paid staff member of an organization such as extension, and local food systems stakeholders. Shepherding can be used to engage a multi-county region to create change in food systems. More. Continue reading