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
The Postville Food Bank recently purchased a new cooler so they can increase the amount of dairy products and fresh produce offered to families. The cooler was purchased with funds from a Produce Capacity Grant from Wal-mart, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Feeding America. (Source: Postville Herald, 3/6/19) Continue reading
Tico Market in Elgin, owned and operated by Tim and Colletta Harnisch, is a full-service grocery store which carries a complete line of fresh meat and produce. The store also offers a delivery service to all residents who live within a 15 mile radius of Elgin. The Harnisch’s have reached out to cover Postville residents as they realize Quillin’s grocery closed permanently last week, leaving the town without a grocery store. Continue reading
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) has awarded 165 grants to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. Continue reading
Postville 4th graders recently had a “let’s jam!” lesson.
They learned about different steps of the food system by completing important roles in the process of making strawberry jam. Continue reading