By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market kicks off its 10th season on June 6, with a major announcement noted during a press conference today.
Monthly archives for April, 2015
A conference call with reporters last week described the massive numbers of chickens that would be euthanized on one farm in northwest Iowa as the single biggest loss seen thus far from avian influenza. Two Iowa turkey farms also have been hit by the virus, commonly known as bird flu. Now comes word that five […]
April can be so unpredictable: cold, wet and dreary one day, sunny and warm the next, and so it was this weekend. While the weather for Saturday’s EcoFest in New Bohemia wasn’t ideal for an outdoor festival, many activities were indoors so it was definitely not a wash-out. For me, it was a bird-brained day […]
Iowa BIG students will play a big role during a tree-planting on Arbor Day. The students will plant 24 bare root fruit trees this Friday, April 24, 2015, at Noelridge Park. Friday’s event is one of many to celebrate Earth Week, with Trees Forever scheduling daily activities to make it a true “Earth Week Blitz.”
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine Just as the shady canopies of American elm trees gave way to Dutch elm disease in the last century, the ubiquitous ash tree, a staple throughout the Midwest, is succumbing to emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that kills all varieties of ash. The lesson from both is one that […]