The gardens at Noelridge Park, at Council Street and Collins Road NE, won second place in an international contest last year and for the second time, will be entered in the competition. Linn County Master Gardener, Becki Lynch, is again leading efforts with the garden design. See more about last year’s entry: Noelridge Garden Contest […]
Monthly archives for June, 2015
CEDAR RAPIDS – The new Village Farmers Market kicked off its season on Saturday, June 13, at Sokol Park, along the Cedar River. Several vendors braved the rain and said they had a decent turnout, in spite of the weather. A good mix of fresh produce (the strawberries were delicious!) baked goods, including kolaches, plants […]
Opportunities to view gorgeous gardens abound this month, with several tours in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. Some of the garden walks that previously were held in July have been moved to June, which seems particularly fitting this season, with many gardens already sporting the lushness of July. Let’s hope for beautiful weather […]
Could anyone have asked for a more beautiful day to kick off the 10th anniversary season of the Downtown Farmers Market? The combination of picture-perfect weather and a long stretch since the final market of last year brought out the crowds to buy lettuce, radishes, strawberries, jams, local wines and cheese, handcrafted items and more. […]
Whether you love it or do your best to avoid it, downtown Cedar Rapids will be packed this Saturday, June 6, as the Downtown Farmers Market launches its 10th anniversary season. The market runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon in a slightly different location this year, due to construction in Greene Square Park.