CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy and the Indian Creek Nature Center are forming a long-term energy and education partnership, with plans to announce details at an upcoming news conference. Douglas Kopp, President of Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility, and John Myers, Executive Director of the Indian Creek Nature Center, will make the announcement Jan. 7 about […]
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IOWA CITY – It’s that time of year again. The Project GREEN Second Sunday Garden Forums kick off in January, covering topics of interest to gardeners during free presentations at the Iowa City Public Library. The 2015 sessions include presentations on the art of bonsai; the gardens at Brucemore in Cedar Rapids and low-maintenance perennials […]
Earlier this year, I wrote about my late grandmother’s “miracle flower,” an African violet that was left at the family farm, but somehow, came back to life after I thought all hope was lost. The violet bloomed, even when the plant looked like it wouldn’t make it and others before it had died.
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine People seeking information about Iowa’s local foods scene often turn to Jason Grimm. “He knows everyone,” said Les Beck, Linn County Planning & Development Director, who has served on several conference panels with Grimm. “Whenever I introduce him, I say he is one of the most connected people in Iowa, […]
There is no holiday break from the dreaded emerald ash borer. The invasive beetle has been positively identified in an additional five counties in Iowa, bringing the statewide total to 18. Read more about the latest infestations from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources:
Iowa’s Scenic Byways are among the state’s best-kept secrets. Each of Iowa’s nine state-designated and two nationally-designated byways offers a great way to experience the natural beauty, history and culture of the state. Now, more people will be able to learn about the landscape of the byways and what conservation systems are used to improve […]
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – During the Trees Forever symposium in Cedar Rapids one week ago, a presentation that glowingly described the city’s upcoming greenway parks system left out one inconvenient truth. The plan not only calls for the removal of streets and sidewalks damaged in the 2008 flood, but – omitted from […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – New Pioneer Food Co-op opened its new store to an ecstatic group of supporters this morning in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been waiting for this for 10 long years,” said Mollie Schlue, who joined the co-op 25 years ago while living in Iowa City and moved to Cedar Rapids 10 years ago. “I […]
Soil doesn’t get the attention that, let’s say, a new organic grocery store or seasonally focused restaurant might, but without healthy soil, you wouldn’t have those organic veggies to buy at the store or served on the menu.
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS – Patience has been the cornerstone for the owners of a forthcoming restaurant in Czech Village. After more than a year of work, Lenny Sims and Chris Robinson are eager for the long-awaited opening of their new establishment, Sauce Bar & Bistro.