Should something this green be bad for the environment? I mowed today for the first time this year and only because my front yard was quickly becoming a sea of yellow. I don’t mind dandelions as much as some people do, but when you have neighbors, you need to be considerate,
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Spring has finally arrived in Iowa, with decent weather, plant sales beginning and Iowans eager to dig in their gardens. Backyard Abundance hosted its annual plant sale in Iowa City and residents of Ely shared plants during an exchange at their Community Center. The Ely Public Library is also the site of a Seed Lending […]
UPDATE: More plant sales have been added in Oxford and Iowa City. Scroll down to find sales in May 2013. If you’re hoping to add a bit more green – or color – to your landscape, local plant sales are the way to go. Not only are the plants reasonably priced, but because they are […]
It’s great to see so many eco-friendly events happening this month in Eastern Iowa. Jennifer Jordan, Recycling Coordinator for the city of Iowa City, sent the following about the kickoff for ECO Iowa City: ECO Iowa City Kick Off! Wednesday, April 3 (7-8 pm) East Side Recycling Center, education center
IOWA CITY – It sounds almost too good to be true: a beautiful, natural lawn that doesn’t need chemicals to maintain and even more remarkably, doesn’t require mowing. Fred Meyer of Iowa City was on board with a “no mow” lawn for all of those reasons.
Local foods and gardening have come into their own across the nation and in our own backyard. Besides area farmers markets (see tab, above) the upcoming weekend offers learning opportunities, as well. Mount Vernon, Iowa City and Anamosa all have workshops scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013. Here is information about each event: