Weekly Bits – January 27

(Left) The Pepperfield Project recently reported the amount they produced in the Winnesheik Hospital courtyard edible landscape garden in 2016. Even with the extremely wet season, they grew 2215 pounds of produce, which includes 233 pounds of Kale, 100 pounds of Swiss Chard, 243 pounds of cabbage, 226 pounds of cucumbers, 231 pounds of butternut squash, and 453 pounds of Tomatoes. And this does not reflect the many flowers picked to cheer up patients rooms, nor the joy that the garden brought to the many people who viewed it every day. Continue reading

Weekly Bits – Nov 18

ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen

The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods. The Northeast Iowa grant recipients are:
$10,000             Harpers Ferry Family Splash Zones
$10,000             Monona City Park  Trailhead, Monona
$10,000             New Hampton TRIBE Trail, New Hampton
$10,000             New Hampton School New Playground Equipment
$10,000             Supporting and Sheltering the Farmers Market, Riceville Continue reading