Monthly Archives: February 2015

Getting ‘Real’ With Food

By Heidi Jeter Freelance Writer “Real food” is all the rage these days, and I will admit to jumping on the bandwagon a few months ago. I’d already been following the 100 Days of Real Food blog for more than … Continue reading

Posted in Volunteer Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VGI Food Leader Interviews: Tammy Koz

by Mason Jarecki-Nimmo Awesome Volunteer Personally, I am very curious to learn more about the Food Leader Certificate Program, and what a better way than to interview the program alumni? What are they doing now, how did they hear about … Continue reading

Posted in Volunteer Stories | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How Growing Your Own Food Can Save (And Make!) You Money

by Gemma Lake Freelance Writer There are many, many reasons to grow your own food. For one, it’s incredibly fulfilling – something you can really be proud of. For another, it’s good for the soul – British mental health charity ‘Mind’ … Continue reading

Posted in Volunteer Stories | Leave a comment

February Newsletter: Seeds of Change

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director Like perhaps a thousand people in the Dubuque, Iowa, area in the 80s, my dad worked for the Dubuque Meat Packing Company. His job afforded us a comfortable, lower-middle class lifestyle and a stay-at-home mom … Continue reading

Posted in Letter from the Director | Tagged , , | 1 Comment