Time to Get Good and Dirty

Community Gardens, Urban Farming, and CSA Season is a GO!


Mud-Slinging Neighbors

Aksarben and Elmwood Park neighborhoods will soon have a community garden to call their own. Lifegate Church has donated a plot of land to the effort on 55 and Leavenworth. Want to get involved? Check out the community’s Facebook page for updates, events, and opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/Aksarben-Elmwood-Park-Community-Garden-1673278522934587/?fref=ts

Aksarben and Elmwood Park Community Garden

CSA Season has Arrived!

Community Supported Agriculture has become more popular than ever, helping our economy, our growers, and our overall health as a community. The only potential drawback to the increasing allure is that shares of your favorite CSA will be taken earlier in the season! Be sure to locate your favorite grower and sign up soon!

Local on a Budget

If your 2016 resolutions include such classics as “Save Money” and “Eat Right”, you’re in luck! City Sprouts Community Garden is hosting ‘Local Foods on a Budget’ this Thursday from 6-8pm.  Topics will include choosing a CSA, Commercial locations where you can source local foods, as well as cooking, preserving, and much more! Check out City Sprouts Events page on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1536994979931814/ or RSVP to Ali at GardenManager@OmahaSprouts.Org

Local Foods on a Budget 2.0

City Sprouts

4002 Seward

 

Ending Hunger Starts with Breakfast

Nebraska ranked 49th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in providing eligible kids with school breakfast according to a new national analysis released by the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard, an annual report that analyzes each state’s participation in the free School Breakfast Program. According to the Scorecard, only 40.8 percent of Nebraska students who participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program also participated in the school breakfast program. One way to increase school breakfast participation would be for eligible Nebraska schools to adopt the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides federal funding for schools to provide meals to all students while reducing administrative costs and time, Nebraska Appleseed Economic Justice Director James Goddard said. The new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows eligible schools in districts with a high percentage of low-income families to receive funding to pay for free, healthy meals for all students regardless of the income of the students’ families. The full report, School Breakfast Scorecard, is available at http://frac.org/


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