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March, 2017

Organic Valley and Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary Grow Readers Together

The following is a guest contribution by Lindsey Lund & Josie McCarthy, sophomores at Wauzeka-Steuben School District in southwestern Wisconsin.  On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Wauzeka-Steuben School District partnered with Organic Valley for “Read Across America Week.” All week, the pre-K through fifth grade classes held dress up days and participated in coloring and essay contests. …

March 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Power of We


Slow Money

Every year, bright tech graduates leave engineering school to launch their savvy ideas in Silicon Valley and San Francisco—to the tune of billions of dollars. Venture capitalists put up the funds (about $30 billion last year) figuring that for every five bad ideas, a good one will return on their losses. Fair enough—but what about …

November 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Growing School Gardens (and More) with GROW La Crosse

The U.S. has undergone dramatic changes throughout its history, but perhaps the most profound shift has been the concentration of its population in urban centers. Before the industrial revolution, only one in twenty citizens lived in urban areas. Today, only one in five live in the country. This process of urbanization reshaped the nation’s politics …

August 31st, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Power of We


Garden-Able: Elder Care for the Whole Person

When Noreen Thomas’s mother moved into a facility for the elderly, most of her needs were met. The staff helped her manage the daily tasks that many older folks have a hard time managing, and her safety was assured. But still, something was missing. “She was an avid gardener,” says Thomas, an Organic Valley co-op …

August 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Power of We


Supporting Community through Community Supported Agriculture

For most Americans, choosing organic food is a simple matter of aligning their budget with their values. Organic production is more labor-intensive than chemical farming, which adds to the cost of the harvest. But consumers who go organic are happy to pay a little extra for food that provides higher nutrition without the chemicals—and that …

July 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


CROPPies and Panthers Cooperate to Grow Billion Dollar Readers

                                                         Photo by Jocelyn Parker Written by guest writer Jocelyn Parker, a senior at Kickapoo High School in Viola, Wisconsin, and the daughter of Organic Valley farmer-owners Mark …

March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Power of We  |  1 Comment


Midwest Food Bank

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is another problem. Such is the case with hunger and food waste. Consider the facts: 14 percent of American households, representing nearly 50 million people, are “food insecure,” according to the non-profit Feeding America. At the same time, USDA research shows that 31 percent of the edible food …

February 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


The True Solution to Global Hunger

“The True Solution to Global Hunger” is written by FeelGood volunteer Katy Mullins. What comes to mind when you think of global hunger? When you think about the nearly 1.2 billion people around the world who live on less than $1.25 a day, what do you think of? If you’re anything like me, the things …

January 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Melody Meyer of the UNFI Foundation

Download Correction: About 13-14 minutes in, Melody incorrectly states the year of the check-off referendum. It will be 2016, not 2017. Today we give you an interview with Melody Meyer, Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods Incorporated (or UNFI), which is the largest distributor of natural and organic foods and more. …

December 21st, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Rootstock Radio


More than a Meal: Volunteers Serve Up Hot Meals During South Carolina Flood Relief

On September 29, 2015, storm clouds gathered off the Eastern coast of the United States. Over the next few days, the storm blew up into a powerful nor’easter—then stalled, dumping torrential rains up and down the East Coast. Among the hardest hit states was South Carolina. Parts of the state received a staggering two feet …

December 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


 
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