From Luther College Sustainability News, 10/9/17.
When you dine at Luther College, chances are that some part of your meal came from a local farm. As a matter of fact, last year 26% of all food and beverages served on campus were locally produced. Continue reading
School districts throughout eastern Iowa purchased over $65,000 in food from local farms in the 2016-17 school year with help from the Iowa Food Hub. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa schools purchased over $64,000 in food from local farms in the 2016-17 school year. Fourteen school districts contributed numbers to the survey which is conducted annually by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on behalf of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Continue reading
Kids Lunch Club Coordinator Kathryn Thompson says the program–which just wrapped up its second summer in Decorah–served a total of 1,341 lunches this summer–an average of 28 lunches per day. Continue reading
The newly revitalized Clayton County Master Gardeners group wants to plant an idea in the minds of other gardeners: If your vegetable patch has produced more produce than you can consume, consider donating your surplus to the Clayton County Food Shelf. Continue reading
Local and regional food systems development can be a tool to help solve some of the nation’s most pressing challenges, including economic and community development, obesity prevention, family farm preservation, food security, and environmental protection. Continue reading
One of the first things we learned when we started the Food and Fitness Initiative and its model of community engagement, was the phrase, “Are the right people on the bus?” Continue reading