CEDAR RAPIDS – While the city awaits its fabled casino to appear on a large swath of vacant prime real estate and threatens a nearby gardener with legal action for taking care of a smaller plot of vacant land, here is what is happening at our little Czech garden.
The garden was planted this spring in a slightly different location than last year in the New Bohemia neighborhood of southeast Cedar Rapids.
Beth DeBoom, president of Save CR Heritage, is restoring a house at the site and the garden is an effort to bring life to that end of Third Street SE, where so many buildings were demolished after the 2008 flood. Steve Gravelle and a handful of others joined in the planting. Continue reading