Curly Green Things

As a child I helped my grandmother in the garden but I never took it upon myself to plant something on my own – That was, until I had to. October of 2016 is a time that I will always remember. It was the first time in my life that I independently planted a food crop. After watching several YouTube videos and speaking with more experienced gardeners, I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

The day of LOVE

On Valentines day, students across the United States bring empty boxes to school with hopes of filling it with sweet cards and even sweeter treats. I’m not quite sure that the day focuses on “love” and “appreciation” anymore. In my opinion, Valentines day is that one day that all the healthy school rules go out the window and kids get to eat candy until their belly aches. Continue reading

Hey Y’all

My name is Lauren Allbritton (not that I am British at all) and I am a recent transplant from Arkansas. I just graduated from University of Central Arkansas where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. This 2016-2017 academic year I am serving in the Oelwein schools as a FoodCorps and Food and Fitness Initiative service member. I am so happy to be here in NE Iowa. Although it was a hoot trying to get here. Continue reading