Boy giving thumbs up.

Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day

by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist, and Emily Paull, administrative specialist October 11 marked Iowa’s second statewide Local Food Day. This year schools across the state served more than 20 different locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, yogurt, grains, eggs and beef, pork and turkey.  Fifty school districts registered at IowaLocalFoodDay.org and committed to serving at … Continue reading Ames preschool celebrates Iowa Local Food Day

Students work on Waukon school gardens.

Waukon school gardens flourish

Vegetable gardens at two Waukon schools are flourishing thanks to the green thumbs of the young gardeners involved in the Summer Food and Fitness program. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program, ISU Extension and Outreach, and Allamakee Community School District co-host the program. In June, club members planted and tended the garden at the Waukon … Continue reading Waukon school gardens flourish