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Join Us For a
Power of Produce Day
for Kids Ages 4-16 at
the Farmers Market!
The Heart of New Ulm’s Food Environment Action Team, along with the KNUJ Farmers Market, invite all youth ages 4-16 to a Power of Produce Day at the farmers market in New Ulm on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The first 50 youth who stop by the Heart of New Ulm’s table at the market will receive $10 in produce dollars to use for produce at the market (no jams, jelly or baked goods). A variety of other fun learning activities will be offered.
The Power of Produce Day aims to encourage families with children to visit their local farmers market, support local produce vendors, and encourage youth to make healthier food choices by offering them money to purchase their own produce at the market. 
Safety Tips for Riding
All Scooters in
Brown County

Doctors in New Ulm are seeing more and more people with injuries from riding scooters — motorized as well as non-motorized. Be sure you (and your kids if they ride) know the rules, know how to ride safely and follow all safety precautions!

Check out these tips from the Heart of New Ulm's Coalition for Active, Safe and Healthy Streets!
J&R Schugel's Worksite Garden is a Place for Stress Relief and More
Anytime an employee at J&R Schugel Trucking needs a stress-relieving wellness break, they don’t need to walk any further than just outside the front door. There they’ll find an inviting worksite garden to help them re-energize and re-focus.

“The garden started out as a type of building morale project,” said Michelle Luther, administrative assistant at J&R Schugel. “Sometimes in our industry, it can be pretty stressful, and people go outside and stand around and complain to each other. Now instead, they go out and weed the garden or water it!”

Read more about the garden started by the company's Wellness Committee.
Just in Time for School: New Curb Extension Will Increase Safety for Kids Walking or Biking to NUACS

A new curb extension has been installed at 5th North and N. Washington Street. With school starting soon, this curb extension will now make it safer for children who walk or bike to NUACS to cross 5th North street. 

A curb extension decreases the amount of time a person is in the lane of traffic and it also slows traffic, making it much safer.