Posts Tagged ‘Nutrients for Life’

USA Science and Engineering Festival

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Recently, the Nutrients for Life Foundation participated in the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF).The event has taken place in Washington, D.C. for the past 4 years and is the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) event in the United States. (more…)

Autumn Optimism

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Well, it’s the middle of October. How can that be? Time has a way of moving quickly and I find myself emotionally tied to the fall season. (more…)

Garden Spotlight: Micah Weber

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
"Just plant it, seed is cheap!" says Micah Weber of Rock Valley, Iowa.  Mr. Weber has been the Agriculture Education Instructor for grades seven through twelve at Rock Valley Community School for the past 13 years.   (more…)

School Garden Spotlight: John Cole

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
John Cole heard about the Helping Communities Grow program for FFA chapters and thought, "my students would enjoy that."  Little did he know, deciding to participate in the competition would lead to reconnecting with a classmate from over 40 years ago and so, so much more.   (more…)

School Garden Spotlight: Tracy Mendoza

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
"Gardens make children better, happier and more helpful" is Tracy Mendoza's motto when talking about her students and their school garden. (more…)

Teacher Spotlight: Leslie Meredith

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
"Soil is a precious resource that I hope students learn to protect so future generations may also reap the benefits," said Leslie Meredith when asked why teaching soil science is important to her. (more…)

A Blessing and a Burden

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
  I consider my bountiful harvest both a blessing and a burden.  I apologize for less frequent blog posts, but there's no time to blog, celebrate, or complain...  I've got pickling, canning, and freezing to do! (more…)

Julie’s Great Experience at the 4R Retreat

Friday, August 16th, 2013
By Julie Buratowski, Foundation Education Specialist   Last week, I had to opportunity to join some of my colleagues in Ottawa, Canada to attend a 4R Nutrient Stewardship retreat. (more…)

Hungry Tomato

Friday, May 31st, 2013
If this is the future of my tomato crop, I am in trouble!  This little guy has been in the ground for two weeks. He has had sun, rain, rain, rain, sun, and rain. He needs a little TLC in the form of warm temperatures and N-P-K!! I cannot control the sun, but I can control the nutrient level in the soil. (more…)

Did Spring Find You?

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Spring has finally arrived, and it is everything I had hoped it to be! (more…)

A year in review for Colorado’s Regional Representative

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Farmers in Colorado harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables, including peaches, apples, cantaloupe, potatoes and onions. A key ingredient in the production of these foods is fertilizer. At Nutrients for Life, our mission is to tell the story of fertilizer and let others know how essential crop nutrients feed the world. Colorado’s regional representative, Jerry Alldredge, joined the Nutrients for Life team in February 2012 and has spent the past year carrying out the mission of the Foundation in Colorado. When asked about his new role Jerry said: (more…)