Gardeners who gave into temptation after multiple days of summerlike weather in mid-April would have done well to heed a Czech gardening legend. Known under various names, including the Three Frozen Kings, the three icemen – tři ledovi muži – or Three Ice Saints, Three Frozen Men or Three Iron Men, the Czech legend warns […]
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UPDATE, Oct. 7, 2022: If you’ve escaped the frost so far, take heed tonight, as a freeze warning has been issued in Iowa, with temperatures predicted to dip into the 20s from Friday into Saturday. One week ago, parts of Iowa sustained record heat on Sept. 20, 2022, with temperatures in the upper 90s. Tonight, […]
Gardeners unsure of what to do with their surplus bounty can participate in the Share A Row program, a community-wide effort to grow fresh produce for those in need. Sandy Rosenberger, Master Gardener Coordinator for Linn County Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, said the program’s goal is to increase the amount of fresh produce […]
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – Ed Thornton captured national attention in 2014 when he faced a trespassing violation for gardening two vacant city lots behind his home. Now, more than four years after being ordered to remove the garden, which supplied his neighbors with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, Thornton will be […]
As part of its season of “Art in the Park,” members of the Linn Area Photo Club and Friends of Noelridge photographers are offering a photography night at the Noelridge gardens. “Art in the Park” is also the theme of Noelridge’s entry in this year’s All America Selection Display Garden Landscape Contest. Read about the […]
Spring is a busy time, particularly for gardeners. Now, just imagine your garden was not only at your home, but at 23 different sites. Sonia Kendrick might feel that way as she runs between the gardens she oversees for Feed Iowa First. I’ve written about Sonia, an Afghanistan war veteran, several times, beginning when she […]
A long streak of pleasant weather this month made it particularly tempting for Iowans to start planting their gardens. This week’s colder-than-average temperatures, however, reinforce why they might have jumped the gun and offer an apt reminder about the legend of the Three Frozen Kings.
Several caring people and organizations have come together to create a gardening project at the Johnson County Poor Farm to help feed those in need. Even if you don’t garden, you can help. The project is in the running for a grant program and voting is already underway.
There is an outside chance that I might actually be able to plant my potatoes on Good Friday this year. The holiday isn’t especially early, as it was two years ago when it fell on March 29, nor is it at the late-end like last year, when it was April 18. This year’s Good Friday, […]
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” author unknown By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine An Iowa food pantry is going beyond giving a hand-out to those in need. The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry, which offers weekly emergency food assistance […]