Author Archives: Terri Henkels

About Terri Henkels

Over 15 years of service in public health including Director of the Polk County Health Department until retirement. A Volunteer facilitating the Healthy Altoona Partnership.

Registration for the Altoona Community Garden Now Open – Hurry First Come First Serve

The Community Garden is OPENING April 21st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (weather permitting) so GET YOUR APPLICATION in for your plot(s) NOW – Applications are being taken on a first come first serve basis! ***See bottom of post for larger version of … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE – Saturday April 26th Altoona Arbor Day Health & Wellness Celebration Sponsored by  * ISU Extension Polk County Master Gardeners * Hy-Vee  * Altoona Campus  * Healthy Altoona Partnership

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Food Preservation 101 Classs

Would you like to feast on your garden produce all year round? FOOD PRESERVATION 101 CLASS Wednesday, April 16 6:30 – 8:00 PM Polk County Extension Service 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, Altoona, Iowa  To Register Call 515-957-5787 or email … Continue reading

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Altoona Community Garden

This spring, the newly formed Healthy Altoona Partnership is planning to open a community garden –  location and more definitive information to be announced soon!! Southeast Polk residents will be able to rent a plot in the garden with a … Continue reading

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Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op

Would you like to have access to a basket of affordable fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables every two weeks? The Healthy Altoona Partnership wants to bring a Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op distribution site to Altoona. We need your help … Continue reading

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Partnership with the Polk County Health Department

In 2013 Altoona began working with the Polk County Health Department when we were readying for the Blue Zones application. Although we did not receive the Blue Zones designation, we did forge a wonderful partnership with the Health Department. The … Continue reading

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Healthy Altoona Partnership Formalized

Healthy Altoona Partnership formally launched in September 2013. A Steering Committee was formally appointed by the City Council and resides under the umbrella of the Park & Rec Board. See the About Us page for a listing of the Steering Committee … Continue reading

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