In My Backyard: Turning a Chore into Feeding Ourselves and the Community

Darrin Kimbler, Iron County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator Originally published in the Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Vibe, June 2017 I would like to tell you about my front yard today.  When we moved to our little forty-acre farm in the far Northwoods in 2013, it came with a two-acre lawn.  The only things in those two […]

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Garden to Market 2017

Garden to Market 2017 starts in June! All interested students in 5th and 8th grade are invited to participate. The registration cost for the 12 week program is $10. The youth horticulture summer program, Garden to Market, begins June 16th and runs through August 30th.  Over the summer there will be a mix days spent […]

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Garden to Market Starts May 25!

Garden to Market 2016 is starting Wednesday, May 25!  All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate.  We will grow a variety of plants in the Hurley K-12 School garden, sell our horticulture products and crafts at the Iron County Farmers Market (Facebook page), and connect with area businesses to explore and build our local […]

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Iron County, WI Mobile Food Pantry – Change to One Distribution Site

Beginning in January 2016, Iron County will have one Mobile Food Pantry distribution site for all eligible Iron County, WI residents. Distribution will be at the Hurley location on the last Monday of each month from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Free Supplemental Food for Low-Income Residents Who can receive food? Low income residents of Iron […]

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Garden to Market 2015 Season Highlights

Garden to Market concluded its 2015 season at the Iron County Farmers Market annual meeting and dinner this past Saturday.  Please enjoy our season’s highlights and pictures below.  Thank you to all who were a part of Garden to Market this year! 2015 Season Highlights New vendor cart, benches, picnic tables, and bike racks from […]

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Garden to Market Opens Up Wednesday Farmers’ Market

The Garden to Market Club made its first Farmers’ Market appearance of the season last week on Wednesday, July 1. Although there were some bumps to smooth out and cobwebs to shake off from last summer, it was an all-around successful first day! The kids met in the school garden and harvested kale, spinach, radishes, […]

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What We Learned from Garden to Market

This summer we had a fantastic group of young people participate in our Garden to Market program.  Together we accomplished a lot, including make a total profit of $125 at the Iron County Farmers Market and touring Green Bay’s Downtown Farmers Market.  These activities provided a space for Iron County’s young people to actively contribute to […]

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Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity

“Safe parks, full service grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and safe walkable streets are all protective factors that contribute to the health of a community and have a positive impact on the health of its residents.” – anonymous In 2011, Andrea Newby, Iron County Family Living Educator and Joy Schelble, Wisconsin Nutrition Coordinator analyzed local health […]

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