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Power of Produce Day for Youth at the New Ulm
Farmers Market Aug. 6

The Heart of New Ulm’s Food Environment Action Team, along with the KNUJ Farmers Market, invite all youth ages 4-12 to a Power of Produce Day at the farmers market at German Park in New Ulm!

Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The first 50 families 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. 
Live near Springfield?
Power of Produce Day in Springfield will be:
Tuesday, August 16 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Springfield Riverside Park Farmers Market

The first 25 families will receive $10 in produce dollars to use for produce* at the market. (*Produce only; no jams, jelly or baked goods). Stop by the Heart of New Ulm table to get your produce dollars!
Save the Date for
"Paint the Pavement"!
Monday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.

The new traffic playground next to St. Paul Lutheran school will soon be ready for some paint and we invite everyone to help! Watch for more details coming soon!

What's a traffic playground?
A traffic playground is a mini-street painted play space that provides children and families a fun space to practice safe walking, bicycling and scooting skills away from traffic. No real cars are allowed. A typical playground looks like a small version of a city's streets, with travel lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, and places to visit like parks, businesses, schools and neighborhoods. The photo above shows a traffic playground in Rochester.

The traffic playground will be available for use for classroom education, summer childcare and afterschool clubs such as the middle school’s bicycle club. The playground can also be enjoyed outside of school hours by families.

The New Ulm Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Team created the traffic garden with a $14,500 grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s SRTS Boost funding initiative.
Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

It’s OK to Ask 4 Help!

If you are experiencing a crisis, call or text:

Call: 988

Text “HELP” to: 741741
Upcoming Training on Trauma and Resilience Basics

The Brown County Mental Health and Wellness Action Team is hosting an upcoming training, “Surviving and Thriving: Trauma and Resilience Basics,” that is open to everyone in the community. The training will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sleepy Eye Event Center, 110 12th Ave NE in Sleepy Eye. There is no cost to attend.

The presenter will be Erin Schwab, a local health educator who is passionate about teaching and advocating for the health and wellbeing of all community members. A wife and mother of two boys, Schwab understands the importance of finding solutions to help our communities grow stronger, together.

To register, go to tinyurl.com/SEtrauma