World Soil Day is on December 5th every year. This annual awareness day aims to raise understanding of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and the ecosystems. Continue reading
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
Have you heard? Double Up Food Bucks is available at three locations in Decoarh. Double Up Food Bucks provides participants in the SNAP program with a one-to-one match to purchase healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. (SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps.) Continue reading
ISU Extension and Outreach and the Waukon Farmers Market are introducing a new free kids program at the farmers market starting July 1. The Power of Produce Kid’s Club (PoP Club) is open to children ages 4 through 12. Continue reading
From news reports
IFU Receives Funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Strengthen Relationships between Children and Local Food Continue reading