Iowans hoping to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint at the same time can learn about residential solar at an upcoming session at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha. See more from the Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) about this upcoming free event: Hiawatha, Iowa: Residential solar is on the rise, but many people still have questions […]
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Pork and shrimp create perfect combo at ...
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish magazine Denny and Lea Rehberg have added a decidedly coastal flavor to their Midwestern farm. Rehberg’s Pork is well-known at Iowa farmers markets for its bacon, ham, sausage and other purebred Hampshire hog products, but the farm is poised to make a name with its shrimp, as well. The Rehbergs are […]
“Tears in her eyes” as holiday tradition
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine CEDAR RAPIDS — The power of traditions, especially during the holidays, became particularly apparent to Dell Mills during a “Svatý Mikuláš” celebration, a Czech version of St. Nicholas Day. While a visitor and her daughter enjoyed the event, at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, […]
Time to get rid of your lawn
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan — It might seem like the end of the gardening season, but you can get a jump-start on spring by preparing a raised bed now. Besides providing a fresh source of veggies that are as local as it gets, you can eliminate sections of lawn, which reduces the need for labor-intensive […]
How to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a ...
CEDAR RAPIDS – The wait is nearly over for west-side fans of Chick-fil-A. After closing in March 2014, along with the majority of other businesses at Westdale Mall, a new, stand-alone Chick-fil-A will open on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 2610 Edgewood Road., S.W. The first 100 customers in line will win free Chick-fil-A meals […]
Learn the art of garden photography at N...
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 […]
Clearing snow and other perfectly legiti...
“Farmer Dave” Miller describes the “proper” use of a flamethrower in various seasons… My wife, Mickey, has indicated that she often cringes when I include her in my farmers’ market email misadventures and tales of woe.
Winterizing your trees and Christmas tre...
It’s not quite winter, though our recent weather might fool those of us living in Iowa. The experts at Marion-based Trees Forever provide important information on how to care for your trees at this time of year, along with a Christmas tree guide to help you with that annual holiday tradition. Remember, the annual Trees […]
Guest column: Holiday Plant Care
I had the opportunity to interview TV/radio host, author and gardening expert Melinda Myers several years ago when she was in Iowa for the Winter Gardening Fair. Just months later, she sent timely information on coping with flooded landscapes as Eastern Iowa was inundated by floodwaters. Melinda, who has a new book coming out this […]
Meetings scheduled in Cedar Rapids to di...
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Emerald Ash Borer, which has devastated ash trees in several other states, has found its way to Iowa and now, two meetings have been scheduled to provide information for industry workers and the public. Most recently identified in a residential tree in Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, the invasive pest has […]