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.

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Educate Your Community & Earn Money For Your FFA Chapter

October 21, 2014 | 10:10 am

Attention FFA Chapters and FFA Advisors: Educate Your Community & Earn Money For Your FFA Chapter. The Nutrients for Life Foundation is accepting application for the 2014-2015 Helping Communities Grow program!

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From The Ground Up: The Science of Soil Year Two Launch!

October 14, 2014 | 10:10 am

Today we are launching new activities and features on From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil!

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FFA Friday: Louisiana

October 10, 2014 | 9:10 am

Happy FFA Friday! Louisiana had six participating chapters in the Helping Communities Grow Program this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Ponchatoula FFA, Central LaForche FFA, and St. Amante FFA.

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Nutrients in the Garden 20: Pumpkins & Peanuts

October 06, 2014 | 9:10 am

We did it! For the first time ever, we grew pumpkins and peanuts! Adding new crops to the garden keeps our fingernails dirty and our interested peaked.

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FFA Friday: Kansas

October 03, 2014 | 8:10 am

Welcome back to FFA Friday! Kansas had nine participating chapters in the Helping Communities Grow Program this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Inman FFA, Clay Center FFA, and Ellsworth FFA.

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FFA Friday: Iowa

September 26, 2014 | 10:09 am

We are back with another FFA Friday post! Iowa had eighteen participating chapters in the Helping Communities Grow program this year. Congratulations to the top three chapters, Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA, South-Tama FFA, and Westwood FFA.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Meet the Author
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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!"