Gardening

Ways to Keep Children Active this Summer

June 03, 2020
Turn those inactive, summer days inside into fun-filled days spent outdoors! With school out, it’s important for kids to stay active over the summer. Healthy habits start with you. Be a role model and encourage safe and fun ideas to keep children of all ages active and busy this summer with these helpful tips.

Buzz into Spring with a Green, Growing Garden

March 30, 2020
The warm temperatures and bright, spring sunshine make for the perfect time to start your own garden! Get excited about planting a garden to enjoy the beauty of colorful flowers and taste of homegrown herbs, fruits, and vegetables all summer long!

Staying Busy during Break: Tips on Staying Active for Parents and Kids

March 19, 2020
Spring break is here! With school out, it’s important for children’s bodies and brains to remain active. How can you provide activities and structure for your children’s free time, while maintaining your sanity as a parent? It’s never too late to start healthy habits. Make activities enjoyable and engaging for your child without disrupting your normal routine! Be a role model and encourage fun ideas to keep children of all ages active and busy this spring break with these helpful tips.

Tickle Your Taste Buds this National Library Lover’s Month!

February 12, 2020
Turn the page to your next family adventure! February is National Library Lover’s Month and books are fun and exciting way to introduce a variety of topics like eating right, identifying fruits and vegetables, celebrating food traditions around the world, and growing and cooking food.

Celebrate National Farm to School Month this October!

October 08, 2019
October is National Farm to School Month! This month celebrates the connections between children and local foods and farms and highlights the schools, local farms, and communities that work together to serve fresh, locally-grown ingredients in school cafeterias.

Go Green for Earth Day!

April 22, 2019
Let's celebrate Earth Day (April 22) today and every day!  Do your part every day to maintain a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Celebrate National Public Health Week!

April 04, 2019
This week is National Public Health Week! NPHW focuses on the importance of creating healthy communities through prevention and prioritizing health in government policy making. What are some ways you can make a difference in creating a healthier community in your area?

Bloom into the New Year with a Family Garden

January 15, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about starting a family garden.

Harvest in the Season with Cruciferous Vegetables

December 05, 2018
December marks the beginning of cold weather fruits and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables! For your next weekly or holiday meal, try including a member of this diverse group of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, kale, arugula, and many other leafy greens; oh my!