Cindy Hadish

Homegrown Iowan offers independent reporting and connections to information about local foods, gardening, health, history and the environment, with a sprinkling of politics because, hey, this is Iowa!

Cindy Hadish began writing her “Homegrown” newspaper/online column while working as a health reporter in 2003, as an outlet for her gardening obsession.

A homegrown native of Iowa, she learned her love of the land from her mother and grandparents and inherited her interest in photography from her late father.

Now a freelance journalist, she has worked as a reporter in Fremont and Lincoln, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, most recently as a multimedia reporter at The Gazette/KCRG-TV9.

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