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By Sam Horner On February 6th the Wrenshall YES! team participated in a Winter Workshop that included a visit of Lake Superior College's downtown campus. They were able to tour a facility that has equipment that can help the team with their projects and allowed the team to form a partnership with the school to learn more about how they could further their projects in the future. First the
Jasmine joined the YES! Team at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC) in 2009 and participated as a student until 2014 and then coached the ACGC YES! Team for the 2014-2015 school year. During her 6 years in YES!, Jasmine worked on a multitude of projects ranging from education to reducing waste, from building a garden to improving recycling. She also worked to raise funds for all of these
By Sophie Bishop How is water and land impacted by human activity? How are these problems escalated closer to agriculture and/or urbanization? The New Prague YES! team, the members of which come from both agricultural and urban areas, were wondering the same things. They wanted to know how their team can help bodies of water near New Prague and how we can bring back prairie lands. Jeremy and
By Sophie Bishop On January 23rd, YES! teams from New Prague and Springfield traveled to the Ney Nature Center to learn about local foods and greenhouses. Students heard from Josh Reinitz, a local organic farmer and CSA provider. Josh spoke about how to create an organic farm or garden and offered tips on how to sustain it for years to come. He also talked about how to build a greenhouse out of
By Sophie Bishop When talking about environmental change and making a better future, we need to start from the ground up, literally. On March 20th, YES! and Gustavus Adolphus College invite you to Healthy Soil = Healthy Lives to learn about soil health and its importance to you, Minnesota, and the planet. This event is part of our winter workshop series in which YES! teams come together to