13260179_1006332202790641_6068211418069161515_n.jpgALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER

1090 Alta Vista St. Dubuque, IA

Students & Staff at Dubuque Community School District are making Farm-to-School happen with local procurement and hands-on food &farm education!


  • Tour School Gardens & Key City Coops a movable backyard chicken coop business built by students studying economics at ALC Tim, Students
  • Visit with District Food Service & Wellness Policy Coalition members to learn about school lunch, nutrition policy, and what happens behind cafeteria doors during October – National #FarmtoSchoolMonth.
  • Meet Iowa Food Hub a local food distributor connecting farmers to schools & institutions within 150 mi of West Union, IA.
  • FOR KIDS & TEACHERS: Start planning your future school garden with Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach. Learn about upcoming trainings & explore hands-on activities for integrating food & garden education into the classroom!


  • Fruit Smoothies made with Dubuque Bike Coop’s Blender Bike courtesy Iowa Food Hub, and Country View Dairy.

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