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.


FFA Friday: Illinois

September 19, 2014 | 9:09 am

Prairie Central FFA Takes First Place Award Honors; Cuba FFA Wins Second, and Maroa Forsyth FFA Wins Third Place

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10 Ways Soil Nutrients are Similar to Human Nutrients

September 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

“Show me your hands! Wow, they look too clean! Let’s get them dirty!” School is way more fun when the students get to dig in! I am a regular volunteer at our school garden and the students love to see me in the hallway because they know they are going to get dirty while they learn.


FFA Friday: Idaho

September 12, 2014 | 9:09 am

Another FFA Friday post! Idaho had eleven participating chapters in the Helping Communities Grow program this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Salmon FFA, Hansen FFA, and Genesee FFA.


Nutrients in the Garden 20: End of the Season

September 11, 2014 | 10:09 am

Here we are at the end of another garden season. The hail set me back, for some of you it was grasshoppers, deer or disease. As I harvest the last of the summer veggies, I am taking notes on what grew well and what didn’t.

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FFA Friday: Florida

September 05, 2014 | 9:09 am

Happy FFA Friday! Florida had sixteen participating chapters in the Helping Communities Grow Program this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Lincoln Middle FFA, Fort White FFA, and Hamilton County FFA.

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FFA Friday: Colorado

August 29, 2014 | 9:08 am

Today we have another FFA Friday post spotlighting great projects from the state of Colorado. The Helping Communities Grow program in Colorado had six participating FFA chapters this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Plateau Valley FFA, Boulder Career and Technical Education Center FFA and Fort Morgan FFA!

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Problem Solving: Garden Challenges

August 25, 2014 | 10:08 am

Every gardener faces challenges in their garden at some point. Arguably, the most frustrating issue is when the garden isn’t producing. I recently received this text from a friend, “Garden is weird; it’s tall and full, but not producing.”


FFA Friday: California

August 22, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Welcome back for another FFA Friday Post! The 2013-2014 Helping Communities Grow program in California had eleven participating FFA chapters. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Hughson FFA, Liberty Ranch FFA and Healdsburg FFA!


FFA Friday: At Large

August 15, 2014 | 10:08 am

It’s FFA Friday! Today we are highlighting the top chapters from the At Large category.

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Problem Solving: Weeds

August 14, 2014 | 10:08 am

For the first time ever, I used the lawnmower in the garden! Yep, the weeds were so bad; I decided to mow them down.

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Contest: Racing to Feed the World through Soil Science

August 05, 2014 | 10:08 am

Attention High School Science Teachers: Start Your Engines! Nutrients for Life Foundation has partnered with BRANDT Consolidated – a leading agricultural company that serves growers around the globe –to organize a “Racing to Feed the World” contest for high school students.

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Dee McKenna

As a stay at home mom of three girls, I have a passion for creating childhood memories and teachable moments. We are a get-up and go family and love being outside and in the "dirt."
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight
October 31, 2013 | 3:47pm
Ms. Meggers is an avid gardener and overall soil enthusiast! She teaches seventh and eighth grade at Interstate 35 Secondary in Madison County, Iowa where she and fellow teacher, Hannah Ludwig, created a beautiful school garden. Ms. Meggers also teaches soil science in the classroom with Nutrients for Life materials. Read on to find out why one of the Foundation games is her favorite resource to get kids to "dig it!"