Coeur d’Alene is one of 7 statewide finalists for a Community Transformation Grant. If awarded, the community will receive up to $250,000 to address childhood obesity. The INWFN and numerous community partners joined together to apply for the grant; now it’s your turn to participate! Please show your support by casting your vote for this innovative and timely opportunity. Check out our video at http://facebook.com/highfiveidaho and vote for us to win the 2017 High Five Community Transformation Grant!
A big shout out to our Farm Tour hosts: Julie McKerracher of McKerracher Farms (Careywood, ID), Alan Wright of Rugged Roots Farm (Bayview, ID) and Diane Green of Greentree Naturals (Sandpoint, ID). Despite the 90+ degree heat, everyone had a great time and learned a lot about some of our region’s small farms that use organic methods.
The INWFN partnered with the Kootenai Health’s Employee Wellness Department to bring “Eat for Life” hands-on cooking classes to Kootenai Health employees. Dani Lundquist taught classes on healthy lunches that emphasized using fresh, seasonal, local produce. We look forward to continuing to develop the program to include other types of menu ideas to promote healthy eating.
Food for Thought Book Club
October’s Food for Thought Book Club read is “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America” by Liz Carlisle. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Learn more here.
Chew on This! Food Waste
We’ll be screening the jaw-dropping, mouth-watering documentary film Just Eat It:a food waste story at this month’s Chew on This. Learn more here.
Solutionary of the Month
Jessica Mannon/True to Seed Seed Library
Jessica Mannon manages the “True to Seed – Seed Sharing Library” housed at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. She is a volunteer extraordinaire who recognized a need and opportunity to grow an existing program into a treasured community resource. Read more here.