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Student artist wins Northwoods Food Project competition

Jun 29, 2018 07:22AM ● By Editor
Cami Wood holds her winning tote bag design.  To her right is her Mila Horak, ISD 166 art teacher.  They are flanked by Northwoods Food Project board members Hella Buchheim (left) and Joan Farnam (right).  Photo by Hartley Newell-Acero

The Northwoods Food Project unveiled the winning design of its canvas tote bag Thursday at the Cook County Farmers Market.  T
he Northwoods Food Project asked students in Mila Horak's art classes to develop a design for the tote bags.  Sale of the tote bags will help fund the Community Gardens in Grand Marais and the Green Dollar Fund for scholarships for Cook County Farmers.

Cami Wood of ISD 166 won the competition with her unique collage of fresh veggies.  The tote bag art is meant to stimulate creativity and food engagement of local children as it doubles as a "coloring book" design for children to color with markers.

The canvas tote bags will be sold at the Farmer's Market for $10 as supplies last.  Proceeds fund the efforts of the Northwoods Food Project to encourage local food production in Cook County.

For more information on the Northwoods Food Project, follow this link to their Facebook page.

The Cook County Farmers Market is held every Thursday beginning at 5pm at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais rain or shine.
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