Guest Post Written By: Katie Nelson The first annual Dodge County Healthy Living Expo is set to take place on January 11, 2014, at Triton High School. Dodge County holds a Business Expo highlighting local businesses that is a big hit each year. So,...

Building A Garden Together Written By Contributing Guest Writer: Kate Scheffler It is that wonderful time of year with changing leaves, crisp mornings, and roaring combines. This year, local farmers weren’t the only ones harvesting their crops, as the Kasson Clinic community garden has had quite the kick-off season. As part of the Dodge Refreshed initiative, which promotes healthy living throughout the community, the Kasson Clinic community garden was started. The community garden has brought the people of Dodge County together in a hands-on, healthy way. Last year, the Kasson Clinic Worksite Wellness Champion Meg Bryngelson-Lambert thought that the flower beds located in front of the Kasson Clinic looked a little sparse.  Recognizing an opportunity to engage the clinic staff in healthy behaviors and community collaboration, Meg offered to lead and organize the community garden project.  With the aid of Liz Olive, the Community Engagement Coordinator, they collaborated with the Kasson Public Library, the Dodge County Master Gardeners and other members of the community to get the project started. Dodge Refreshed 1