Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students

Classroom Gardening and Composting

One Day In May Big School Garden Dig

Today is one of my favorite days of the year when I am the most proud of my students and school. It is our annual One Day In May project where classes are cancelled for our entire school and students and teachers spend the day volunteering […]

Sustainability Mini-Unit a.k.a. “Plan in a Can”

A recent request on the Iowa FCS teachers Facebook page (Not a member? Join here!) asked for lesson plans for emergency purposes. While I am not nearly organized enough to have an emergency sub binder, I did mention my sustainability mini-unit that I love to do with my […]

Sharing the Bounty: Iowans Can Earn Up To a $5,000 Tax Credit for Produce Donated to Food Banks

As if the joy of sharing fresh produce wasn’t enough, Iowans can now earn a tax credit for produce donated to registered food banks. Home gardeners and commercial growers alike can now receive a tax credit of up to $5,000 for something they’ve hopefully been […]