Nutrients are an important part of our lives.
See how they help feed the world and keep the Earth green through activities such as gardening.
April 18, 2016 | 8:04 am
Dig into the Earth on Earth day. Less than 3% of the entire Earth’s surface is ideal for growing our food. So why not, dig in and experience it.
April 06, 2016 | 8:04 am
“We are thrilled to offer this resource at a time of world environmental awareness and unparalleled technological advancements that support responsible fertilizer use,” says Nutrients for Life Foundation Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer.
March 15, 2016 | 6:03 am
I believe every school should have a garden. Think back to your education; what do you remember? What teacher had an impact? I bet those memories are tied to an activity or teacher who brought innovation and experiential learning to the classroom.
February 29, 2016 | 10:02 am
As an organization that makes teaching about soil nutrients as easy as possible, we are excited to provide a new resource: Interactive Lesson Plans!
Interactive Lesson plans are ready-to-go slide decks that correspond to the Foundation’s Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century curriculum. Available via download, the Interactive Lessons provide enriching visuals and interactive opportunities for students to gain a deep understanding of soil and crop nutrients.
Take a look…
January 11, 2016 | 7:01 am
We had such a great time creating this event we thought we’d give you a quick look behind the scenes…
October 27, 2015 | 8:10 am
Harvest here in Northwest Iowa will wrap up soon. Lush green fields have been replaced with brown stubble. I enjoy watching the combines roll over the fields and grain dust fill the air. I often pause and reflect that harvest, whether it in a field or a garden, is the result of hard work and yields food for all of us.
September 01, 2015 | 9:09 am
There is a worn path in the grass that leads from the garden to the kitchen. After months of hard work, I am met with the excitement of enough vegetables to preserve; green beans to can, sweet corn to freeze, and cucumbers to pickle… you get the idea!
August 05, 2015 | 2:08 pm
It was a root and tuber kind of weekend; we pulled carrots and dug potatoes. The harvest makes me thankful for the hours of sweat I put into keeping the weeds out and the soil fertile. August finds me in the kitchen preserving produce from the garden. It makes for some long days but it is well worth it!
July 22, 2015 | 11:07 am
It’s mid-July, how is your garden looking? Healthy, buggy, brown, yellow, weedy: these words describe different areas of my garden all while I am waiting, oh so patiently, for the tomatoes to turn red. While I wait, there are other veggies ready to be harvested!