News & Events

Enhance your college experience - see below!

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

2016 Farm Crawls -
FARM TO FORK HARVEST CELEBRATION

Saturday, Sep. 17
Buchanan County

Join this self-guided tour of Buchanan County farms! Local food dinner to follow at Fontana Park. Self-guided tours are free and family friendly (1:00-5:00 p.m.). Tickets required for dinner (5:00-6:30 p.m.).

Click here for tour locations and dinner ticket information or call 319-334-7161 for more information.


2016 Farm Crawls -
NORTHEAST IOWA FARM CRAWL

Saturday, Sep. 17 and Sunday, Sep. 18
Allamakee, Winneshiek, Fayette, & Chickasaw Counties

Check out the self-guided farm tour between 1:00-5:00 p.m. either day. Free and for all ages!

For a map and details about each farm: www.iowafreshfood.com.


2016 Farm Crawls -
CEDAR VALLEY FARM RIDE (a farm crawl on bicycles)
Sunday, Sep. 18
Black Hawk County

This 37-mile bike ride will start and end at the Electric Park Ballroom (next to the Cattle Congress) at 310 W. Conger St., Waterloo, Iowa. Registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Find more information at www.RideCVC.org.

Register online or contact Mervin Carnahan (Mervin@RideCVC.org / 319-239-8133). Participants may also register in person on the day of the event.

 

New e-newsletter –
QUALITY TEACHER TOOLS FOR PROTECTING OUR PLANET

Subscribe to this new e-newsletter for teachers that will help you build a better world and meet student achievement goals. This resource will introduce you to teacher-tested activities and lesson plans. Most focus on the environment, and you'll find easy connections to standards. All activities and lessons focus on real, relevant and interesting topics.

Click here to subscribe!

 

How pesticides are undermining the health of rural children -
KIDS ON THE FRONTLINE
Wednesday, Sep. 28; 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Tallgrass Prairie Center / 2412 W 27th Street, Cedar Falls

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Emily Marquez focusing on recent public health findings related to the impact of pesticides on rural children based on studies in Iowa, Minnesota, and elsewhere. Interested attendees can tour the Tallgrass Prairie Center after the event.

Learn more on the Facebook Event Page or click here to view the flier. For more information, contact Kamyar Enshayan (kamyar.enshayan@uni.edu or 
319-273-7575).

 

UNI Local Food Program -
SALAD DAY @ THE COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET!
Thursday, Sep. 29; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its third season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) June through October.

Like the market on Facebook and check out the 2016 lineup!

 

New presentation –
SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN GRAPHICS

This presentation uses graphics to show the sources of greenhouse gas emissions, as identified by the US EPA. The single largest contributor? The answer may surprise you.

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

 

2016 Farm Crawls -
FARM CRAWL & HARVEST DINNER

Sunday, Oct. 2
Grundy County

Join this self-guided tour of Grundy County Farms! Visit the Grundy County Farmers Market (open 4:30-5:30 p.m.) before heading over to the Harvest dinner at the Grundy County Courthouse Square. Self-guided tours are free and family friendly (1:00-4:00 p.m.). Tickets required for dinner (5:00 p.m.). 

Download the printable Farm Crawl Guide (no registration necessary). Click here to purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner or call (515) 291-1956. Register by Sep. 21!


2016 Farm Crawls -
NORTHERN IOWA FOOD & FARM PARTNERSHIP FARM CRAWL

Sunday, Oct. 2
Black Hawk & Tama Counties

Check out the self-guided tour of farms in Black Hawk and Tama Counties between 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Find more information at www.silosandsmokestacks.org/farmcrawl.

Click here to view and print the guide.

 

HELPING IOWANS LIVE WHAT THEY REALLY LOVE!

We love stuff, but most of us love family and friends, experiences and skill-building more. These ready-to-use graphics remind us of this!

 

UNI Local Food Program -
SOUP DAY @ THE COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET!

Thursday, Oct. 27; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its third season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) June through October.

Like the market on Facebook and check out the 2016 lineup!

 

Sign up now! -
ENHANCE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
Mondays & Wednesdays; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 16
Rod Library 286 (Makerspace Room)

This FREE, non-credit course (6 meeting times), is open to all UNI students. You'll discuss "What do I stand for? Who/what influenced my values? Do my priorities match my present actions?" You'll also discover the impact of your spending on life satisfaction and the environment. Finally you'll explore your vision for who you want to be when you graduate from UNI. The first session of students will be eligible for a Hy-Vee gift card drawing. Paid internships available for several students at $10/hr.

Click here to register! And check out our partner's program - Live Like a Student / UNI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

 

UNI Local Food Program -
DOWNLOAD THE 2016 LOCAL FOOD GUIDE

The Buy Fresh, Buy Local Food Guide helps connect consumers to the array of local foods available in Black Hawk and surrounding counties. Find local farmers and restaurants, grocery stores, cafés, retail stores, and institutions who purchase locally grown foods. View and share the guide now!

Like the UNI Local Food Program on Facebook, or contact Jodie Huegerich to learn more (jodie.huegerich@uni.edu or 319-273-7883).