Farm to School Month Special Guest: Kohlrabi!

October is an exciting month in northeast Iowa! The leaves are changing color, the air is becoming crisp and harvest season is winding down for most farmers. As we enter autumn, we honor the summer of hard work by harvesting and sharing garden bounties with friends and family. Schools across the county have joined together to celebrate this time of plenty through Farm to School Month, a month dedicated to developing and applauding strong connections between schools and local foods. Continue reading

Home in Northeast Iowa

“That’s my super taster, her name is Miss Erika!” I heard one student explain to his mom as he waved to me while I biked by him standing on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street.
 
“She’s the one that taught me to make those frozen bananas and yogurt!” shouted a first grader to his grandmother while I was out for a mid morning run.
 
The voices and faces of the children I served and the staff I worked with will forever be a reminder of this year of service.  A year filled with laughter and learning, growing and sharing, moving and teaching, and a year that fills me with thanksgiving for all of the schools and communities that I was able to be a part of.   As I move forward from this year, I am thankful that I was fortunate enough to land a full time position working in Decorah, and that I am able to continue to call Northeast Iowa my home!