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Digging in to soil microbiology

NOTE: This guest blog post was written by Tiffany Eberhard, one of our summer interns with Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks!.   Eberhard is starting her senior year at the University of Georgia, double majoring in Environmental Health Science and Anthropology. 570 more words

Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden to Feed your Family - How to Grow Healthy Food on the Cheap!

Contrary to popular belief – gardening does not have to be an expensive venture!  Especially when using self-sustaining, organic methods that can keep your soil full of life, and your family fed with fresh vegetables the year around. 1,167 more words

Life In The Garden

Marla Spivak on why we are in a honeybee crisis

Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s leading researchers on bee health and beekeeping.

She is articulate and eloquent spokesperson for honeybees, the reasons they are in danger, and sensible… 195 more words


Clean Water Radio Recap

Dr. Jacqueline Comito co-hosted Friday morning’s episode of Clean Water Radio on KHOI 89.1FM.  The program was informative as well as entertaining, covering topics ranging from the voluntary nature of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to music videos to cover crops and bioreactors.   31 more words

Buckwheat patch makes a great pollinator habitat

Wow, the buckwheat we put in as a cover crop has reached ~3 feet tall and is full of pollinators. It is just an awesome experience to both watch and listen to all the activities by bees and other insects now that the buckwheat is flowering. 80 more words

In The Dirt

good food news

While waiting on the heavens to release a safe, steady rain, we have been pulling healthy-looking, dense, nutritious summer food from the parched fields…to read more click here Vol.7 #14(07-15-14)