Cordley Elementary students to break ground on new garden beds

Melissa Freiburger

Before leaving for spring break this Friday, Cordley Elementary students will break ground on their brand new garden beds as part of the school’s Spring Fever event. When students arrive back to school on March 20, they will be greeted with lettuce and radish sprouts that will emerge from seeds ...

Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market to Host a "You Name the Price" Benefit Sale!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/29/254016/ It’s Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market time!!!! Of course Cottin’s Hardware & Rental hosts an indoor market through the winter, but there is just something to be said about an open air farmers market bustling with neighbors, farmers, musicians and, in the case of Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market , Free ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241737/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this Friday, September 28th from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241740/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this **Friday, September 28th** from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Backyard Chickens for Beginners: why owning chickens is easier than you think

Our Local Food Kaw River Valley

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Local Garlic 2012: A Good Year or a Bad Year?

Our Local Food Kaw River Valley

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/jun/27/236880/     “I haven’t seen much garlic at market yet, maybe it’s a bad year?” says Nicole, a resident of Wichita.     “Are you kidding? I’ve seen garlic the size of my fist at farmers markets around here!” responds Toby, from Bonner Springs.     “Well, we have two different growers ...

Help Central Garden Grow!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2012/apr/17/233446/ Central Garden is growing… but they need your help. Purchase a Paper Picket for $5 and help Liberty Memorial Middle School grow their garden through the summer months. Central Garden is a result of the voices in the community coming together for the benefit of students past, present and ...

Watkins museum to feature exhibit on middle school garden project

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/apr/11/211831/ On Friday, the [Watkins Community Museum of History][1] will open an exhibition that celebrates [Liberty Memorial Central Middle School][2]’s garden project. The exhibition will kick off with a family-friendly event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the museum, 1047 Mass., which will feature hands-on activities, refreshments and ...

Cordley students savor fall flavors, learning about local foods

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/19/223176/ Eight-year-old Silas Kriner took a bite of homemade chili. “It’s so good,” he said with a big grin. On Wednesday, Silas was eating his school lunch at Cordley with extra enthusiasm. That’s because he knew most of the food on his tray was made with ingredients from area farms. ...

Turn Summertime Blues Green!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2011/jul/10/216928/ Now that summertime is in full swing, kids are getting restless and parents are getting weary. Of course, there is the community pool, summer camps, sports teams and endless parks and recreational activities, but sometimes, it just seems like the same old summer routine week after week. Now is ...

Turn Summertime Blues Green!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2011/jul/10/216928/ Now that summertime is in full swing, kids are getting restless and parents are getting weary. Of course, there is the community pool, summer camps, sports teams and endless parks and recreational activities, but sometimes, it just seems like the same old summer routine week after week. Now is ...

Central Garden Ripe With Volunteer Opportunities!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2011/jun/27/216307/ Thanks to generous donations from Livewell Lawrence, Vinland Valley Nursery and Cottin’s Hardware & Rental, Central Garden at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts Street, is up and growing. A HUGE thank you goes out to Terry Frankenfeld, for installing the garden fence, to McCray Lumber for donating ...

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School Students to Sell Produce at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/llc/photos/2011/jun/7/215295/ School is out and the garden is in! For the first time ever, students from Liberty Memorial Central Middle School will pack up the produce they have grown in their newly expanded garden and head to Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market to share their bounty with a few lucky market ...

Community Open House, May 18th

Carolyn Ward

Just Food Hosts Community Open House To honor the tremendous response of the Douglas County community, Just Food is hosting a community open house next week. Just Food is pleased to announce that we will be able to continue providing critical services to our community and is now well on ...

Just Food pantry to remain open thanks to $80,000 in donations

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/apr/28/212922/ In February, Douglas County food pantry leaders [appealed to the community][1] for financial help. They needed $100,000 in donations to continue operations or the [Just Food][2] pantry faced closure. Thanks to $80,600 in donations and $30,000 in unexpected federal grant funding, the pantry will remain open. It is financially ...

School garden information-sharing session planned for March 16

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/LilySiebert/photos/2010/sep/3/197904/ So far, we have 20 people signed-up for this event. If you plan to attend and haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so today. We want to make sure we have enough copies of handout material. **Original Post** We invite you to join us for an information sharing session hosted ...

Our Local Food Fest on Facebook

Dana Hangauer

Check out our [facebook][1] page, become a fan, and let us know you'll be attending this one-of-a-kind local food event. Pre-purchasing tickets saves you $5 off the door price! Tickets are available at The Merc, Cottin's, Liberty Hall and Ticketmaster online. [1]: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Local-Food-Fest/103766816353777 http://wellcommons.com/users/danahangauer/photos/2010/sep/22/199073/

Our Local Food Fest on Facebook

Dana Hangauer

Check out our [facebook][1] page, become a fan, and let us know you'll be attending this one-of-a-kind local food event. Pre-purchasing tickets saves you $5 off the door price! Tickets are available at The Merc, Cottin's, Liberty Hall and Ticketmaster online. [1]: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Local-Food-Fest/103766816353777 http://wellcommons.com/users/danahangauer/photos/2010/sep/22/199073/

Community dinner to benefit West Junior High School garden project

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/LilySiebert/photos/2010/sep/3/197904/ West Junior High School is hosting a community dinner to celebrate the success of [its garden project][1]. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the school’s cafeteria, 2700 Harvard Road. Seven student gardeners will give a slideshow presentation about the garden, which ...

New festival to promote healthy eating habits among children, raise funds for school garden projects

Karrey Britt

Our Local Food Fest is set for Oct. 1 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. It's about growing healthy kids through local foods. “I think we are at a time where we have to make the right decisions for our kids,” said Dana Hangauer, an organizer. “I think that we’ve ...

Slow Food Community Potluck

Dana Hangauer

The Child Nutrition Act is up for reauthorization THIS YEAR. A fully funded and improved child nutrition bill will need to be passed by Congress before September 30th, or the bill will be lost, and no changes will occur at the federal level. Join us on Labor Day for a ...

Kansas Farm to School Site Seeks Project Profiles

Mercedes Taylor Puckett

http://wellcommons.com/users/eatlocalfood/photos/2010/aug/25/197458/ With so many exciting farm to school projects taking root all over the state, it's tough to keep track. We've recently launched the [Sprouting Healthy Kids: Cultivating farm to school in Kansas][1] site with the hope of compiling [profiles and contact information][2] for all of the programs in the ...

School is Starting with a Party!

Lily Siebert

Tomorrow will be the first full day of classes for West Junior High students. Seventh graders started today, but our soon to be ninth grade Gardeners are starting tomorrow! We are **so** excited, thrilled, anxious, and ready for the produce to be used in the cafeteria. Tomorrow, the 12th, we ...

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