Northeast Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org en Public, Private Partners Key to Local Food Success http://iowapublicradio.org/post/public-private-partners-key-local-food-success <p></p><p>As Food Corps service member Ashley Turk navigates her way through a brand-new greenhouse in the courtyard at Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa, she points to a robust supply of red and green lettuce leaves growing neatly in rows.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s huge,” she says. “We cut it off and it just keeps growing.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The greenhouse lettuce is among the offerings in the school’s salad bar. And students will soon be growing carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables, Turks says.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 39516 at http://iowapublicradio.org Public, Private Partners Key to Local Food Success Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify http://iowapublicradio.org/post/droughts-impact-iowa-trout-streams-could-intensify <p>The attention often centers on agriculture when a drought hits. But new Iowa Department of Natural Resources numbers show the state’s stream flows are well below normal and groundwater levels are reaching historic lows. There's a ripple effect in how the drought will affect the state’s fish.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 8912 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify