This set of activities gets middle school students engaged in fitness games designed to invigorate and educate. Physical education teachers, 4-H leaders and health teachers will find a wealth of good ideas that get kids moving.
Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new perennial borders, improve soil and soil structure, and recycle organic material at home.
Agritourism is an operation that connects consumers and tourists with agricultural products, producers and places, usually on farms and ranches. It’s a way for agriculturists to diversify their business, attract more customers and remain sustainable. There are five categories of agritourism activities…farm direct sales is the largest category.
Farmers are an ingenious lot, known for designing their own tools and doing more with less. Now, this crop of farmers-turned-engineers is sharing their "hacks" with a wider audience.
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OSU Extension toolkit has rural students stepping up their physical activity
The statistics are clear: Kids who don’t get enough physical activity are at increased risk of obesity. A 2007 Oregon law was meant to help. The law mandated 150 minutes of physical activity a week for kids in public schools. But 10 years later, a report found that fewer than 10 percent of schools were meeting the goals the Legislature set. What was needed was a curriculum to help teachers rise to the challenge.