Weekly Bits – August 19

ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen

A big thank you to Decorah High School for participating in the 2016 Bike Rack Challenge. The students created TWO bike racks for the community of Decorah: one located at the Farmer’s Market and another located at Pulpit Rock Campground. Check out the awesome masterpieces that will benefit the community for years to come! Continue reading

Weekly Bits – July 29

FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage

World Renowned Scientist to Give Soil Health Workshops
August 13: The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is honored to host world renowned soil ecologist Dr. Jill Clapperton for a day-long soil health workshop at the Norman Borlaug boyhood farm near Cresco on Saturday, August 13 from 10:00-2:30 pm. The day will include a tour of the Borlaug farm, in-depth presentations, and hands-on activities to demonstrate the effects of different production practices on soil, including cover crops, relay crops, and companion planting. Continue reading

Weekly Bits – July 8

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Four communities in northeast Iowa are highlighted in a new book “America’s Walking Renaissance,” published by America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative. The book, written by Jay Walljasper, Kate Kraft and Heidi Simon of America Walks and with a forward by Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente, examines how nine locations across the U.S. are getting back on their feet to embrace walking and become more walkable. Decorah is part of the northeast Iowa location, which also includes Postville, West Union and Clermont/Elgin.

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