News & Events
2016 Farm Crawls -
FARM CRAWL & HARVEST DINNER
Sunday, Oct. 2
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.
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.
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.
UNI Local Food Program-
ANNUAL LOCAL FOOD DINNER
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 6:00 p.m. (social hour), 6:30 p.m. (dinner)
Waterloo Center for the Arts
The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership invites you to dinner and to meet local leaders who are working hard to create a community food web that improves access to good food for all, promotes healthy eating, and supports a diversity of thriving local food & farm businesses in our region. The annual dinner celebrates our food & farm culture. It provides an occasion for us to connect with others who appreciate locally grown foods and to see what we can plan together for the next season. One of the leading voices for the local food movement in Iowa, Teresa Wiemerslage, will inspire us with us local food initiatives that we could adopt in our region. Reserve your seat by October 5!
Contact Jodie Huegerich (email@example.com or 319-273-7883) for more information.
New presentation –
SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN GRAPHICS
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.
Reclaim Your Holidays -
REINVENTING JEWELRY & WINTER HOLIDAYS
Sunday, Dec. 4; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cedar Falls Historical Society (3rd & Clay Sts.)
Reclaim Your Holidays partners with the Cedar Falls Historical Society in a workshop where participants will learn ideas for reinventing winter holidays and will repurpose broken china into jewelry. Reclaim Your Holidays helps Iowans create meaningful, fun holidays that are easier on the environment. This is part of the Cedar Falls Historical Society "A Useful Tool: Invention in Cedar Falls." Participants will receive "The Gift of Nothing" book.