"Washburn School District’s Green and Healthy School Program has gained national attention for providing students with the tools necessary to live in harmony with the natural world and may even result in a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama.
"This year, the Washburn School District has gained national attention as a district that fosters academic excellence and environmentally focused programming at all levels for students.
"In September, Washburn High School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. Then this spring, five Washburn Elementary students visited the White House — twice — to plant and harvest with First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her 'Let’s Move!' initiative supporting school gardens and healthy lifestyle choices as a way to combat child obesity.
"So what exactly does this recognition mean for the district, and what makes it such a unique place to learn?"
Written by Amber Mullen for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
"Anyone looking for something to do on Monday night has an opportunity to enjoy a nice waterfront walk and a bowl of soup with bread in a handmade bowl, all with the added benefit of helping out their community by attending two events the Ashland Empty Bowl and Drifting Through the Arts.
"The Ashland Empty Bowl is a hunger awareness program and fundraiser for local food agencies.
“'All of the funds raised for the event will be split between the Ashland B.R.I.C.K., the Bad River Emergency Food Shelf and the Ashland Cares Backpack food program,' said Ashland High School Art & Design Instructor and Ashland Empty Bowl event coordinator Danielle Penney-Edwards."
Written by Sara Chase for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
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News articles featuring local food projects that are occurring in the Chequamegon Bay area