Cedar Rapids residents can apply for free design and installation of a rain garden, a landscaping feature that captures rain water runoff on your property and can help improve water quality downstream. Rain gardens not only provide a functional value, but can add beauty to your yard, as well. AmeriCorps is partnering with the city […]
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Milkweed plants at Noelridge Mother’s Da
UPDATE (May 2, 2016): The city sent out a corrected press release to note that visitors don’t need to make a purchase to take home a free milkweed plant and also changes the schedule of events. Original post: Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 8, the earliest date possible for the celebration, which […]
Market-to-Market will connect NewBo and ...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Fans of the large-scale Downtown Farmers Market in Cedar Rapids will have an easy way to make it to the NewBo City Market, too. Beginning at the first market June 7, a free trolley service will offer rides from downtown to the NewBo market at 1100 Third St. SE. The service will […]
Homegrown Harvest contest reminder
We finally received some much-needed rain in Iowa, but even before that, I was hearing about this year’s abundant harvest season. Tomatoes and other vegetables are productive and gardeners who want to show off the season’s bounty can do so in the Homegrown Harvest contest. Entering is simple. Just post a photo or describe your […]
Native plant yard tour set for Sept. 15 ...
If you’d prefer native plants over your turfgrass lawn, but weren’t sure how to go about it, Backyard Abundance offers a perfect opportunity to tour a spectacular example of one of these yards, for free. Fred Meyer, director of the Iowa City non-profit, passed along the following about this upcoming event: IOWA CITY, IA – […]
Win a one-year Iowa Valley Food Co-op me...
UPDATE (Oct. 1) – Congratulations to Stacey Lindsay, whose name was drawn as the winner of the Homegrown Harvest contest! Thank you to all of who participated here and on the Homegrown Facebook page!! ———————————————— What gardener isn’t proud of a bumper crop of blueberries, mouthwatering melon or a flawless Fuzzy Bomb tomato? Now is […]