Many volunteers and environmental groups joined together Saturday, April 20, for Eco-Fest 2013. Events were held throughout the New Bohemia district in southeast Cedar Rapids, including NewBo City Market, CSPS and the Cherry Building. After a week of rain and cold temperatures, the sun made an appearance, just in time for this early celebration of Earth Day. See some of the images from the day:
A dung beetle sculpture greets visitors to the NewBo City Market and Eco-Fest 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The beetle is said to be among the world’s most efficient recyclers, a point of emphasis for the daylong event. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Native plants, such as purple coneflower and columbine, are showcased Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Ion Exchange booth during Eco-Fest. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Scott Koepke of SoilMates teaches 6-year-old Ian about the benefits of composting during Eco-Fest 2013 outside the NewBo City Market. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Environmental displays and a used book sale were among the attractions inside the Cherry Building during Eco-Fest 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
The NewBo Bike Collective offered a bike swap during Eco-Fest 2013 in the New Bohemia district of southeast Cedar Rapids. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Participants learned how to make organic hors d’oeuvres in the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen inside the NewBo City Market on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Peter Hart and Pat Smith perform during Eco-Fest 2013 on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The sun finally made an appearance after a week of rain in Eastern Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Maura Pilcher, president of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District, describes the 1907 Suchy Building during an architectural walking tour as part of Eco-Fest 2013. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Walkers on an architectural tour of New Bohemia listen as Todd McNall describes the renovated Hose Co. No. 4, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. McNall is vice president of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Students learn about the benefits of pervious pavement during Eco-Fest 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The daylong event highlighted ways to help the environment, such as recycling. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Love the pictures and HomegrownIowan.com!
Thanks for sharing and keep up the Great work !
Thanks for coming on Saturday and for the great pictures. I hope to see you again soon, Mike
Thank you, Jennifer and Mike. It was a fun day!
Great pics!! Thanks for all you do Cindy!