Gardening with Kids Virtual Meet-ups

Sara LockieFeatures, Home Learning Resources, Nutrition & Health, OutdoorsLeave a Comment

Tasting exercise

The newest opportunity from the Iowa Farm to School & Early Care Coalition is coming soon! We’ve enjoyed being a part of this group as it grows and offers more resources for area schools and communities.  I’m proud to say that I’ll be working more closely with them this year, serving as Co-coordinator with Suzy Wilson of the Iowa Department … Read

Plant a Garden

Martha McCormickOutdoors1 Comment

I’m gardening with the Earth Heroes from Carver Community School‘s Boys and Girls Club this season. When I first saw how little these mostly second graders are, I thought there’s no way they can farm the 20 raised beds at the Des Moines Botanical Center. But Jose sums it up–“Miss Martha, when I’m special, I work really hard.” And the … Read

We love food!

Martha McCormickNutrition & Health, Social JusticeLeave a Comment

There aren’t many things I like better than food. It’s key to good health (eat your veggies). It’s fun to eat (ice cream? popcorn?). There’s nothing more satisfying than baking a loaf of bread or cooking up a tasty stew!