Noelridge is everyone’s park, as evidenced by a dedicated group of volunteers who keep the lush gardens looking incredible throughout the growing season. Anyone who would like to contribute to the scenic beauty of Noelridge Park is invited to a series of “weeding parties” that take place on select Saturdays, beginning today, May 31, 2014.
Monthly archives for May, 2014
Chris Rice points to a community food forest growing near Monmouth, Ill., as evidence of an idea that works. The forest, with shagbark hickory, hazelnuts, walnuts, pawpaws, American persimmons and more, was planted in 1967. As the concept finally spreads across the United States, the time is now to see a similar idea take root […]
You might have seen a piece of news recently about allowing dandelions to grow to help bees survive, especially in early spring. As a homeowner with a front yard that right now is bursting with dandelions, I’d have to agree with that reasoning, or whatever else supports the current look of my lawn. “Farmer Dave” […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Morel mushroom lovers had to act fast to buy their favorite delicacy during Houby Days in Cedar Rapids. Shortly after sales began of the 20 pounds of morels that were brought in to sell during the festival, the sponge-like fungi sold out. “The mushrooms went quick,” said Deb Christensen, of the Czech […]
The beautiful cerulean warbler and other birds and wildlife will be further protected with Iowa’s first dedicated “Globally Important Bird” area. A dedication will be held at 11 a.m. May 31 at the Yellow River State Forest headquarters in Allamakee County. Here is more about the dedication from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources:
IOWA CITY – New Pioneer Food Co-op offers healthy living, not only in its food, but in the options made available to employees and the community. One such option is happening Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the annual bike ride from “Old Pi” in Iowa City to “New Pi” in Coralville. Soon, New Pioneer will […]