MOUNT VERNON – If you’re a city dweller who wants a first-hand look at how food grows or a landowner interested in improving conservation practices, your opportunity comes this Sunday. Laura Krouse is hosting a farm field day and open house from 4-7 p.m. at Abbe Hills Farm on Sunday, Aug 4, 2013, in rural […]
Monthly archives for July, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS – Canned tuna might be the appropriate item to bring when visiting Monica Morley’s koi pond next Sunday in northeast Cedar Rapids. Peanut butter, soup or canned fruit would work, as well. Morley, an avid koi enthusiast, wanted to showcase her sensational pond and gardens for free, while supporting a good cause.
I have to admit, I wasn’t particularly thrilled to hear we would be putting up bird netting during our viticulture class this week at Kirkwood Community College. I’ve tried bird netting on various plants. While useful, it’s not the easiest gardening tool to work with, often becoming tangled on branches or wire or body parts. […]
UPDATE: The North Liberty City Council will consider the urban chicken ordinance at its Aug. 13 meeting, after the matter was tabled on July 23. Daniela Williams of North Liberty, one of the supporters of the measure, said new information was presented at this week’s meeting from the Cedar Valley Humane Society, which indicated that […]
After the over-abundance of precipitation earlier this season, I’m amazed that my rain barrel is already running dry. I’m told Ames received a good drenching of rain on Sunday and I had hoped it would make its way to Cedar Rapids. Didn’t happen. Now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, along with other gardeners, that those […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – No, it’s not the band, but this Saturday’s Downtown Farmers Market “Green Day” theme reflects the environmental organizations that will be providing information during the event. Also, watch for changes in the venue space, due to downtown construction. As always, you can find information on more than 40 farmers markets in Eastern […]
Home-brewed beer is seeing a resurgence and the NewBo City Market will recognize that popularity with its first BBQ & Brew event on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. NewBo’s BBQ & Brew aims to provide local and regional food producers and home brewers with a venue to gain exposure to […]