CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — City leaders probably didn’t intend to offer an ironic Earth Day message. But even as City Manager Jeff Pomeranz touted April as Earth Month in a videotaped message, in another corner of the city, a 28-acre Prairie Pollinator Zone was being prepared for destruction. “As all of you know, a healthy […]
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Morel mushrooms and Czech traditions to ...
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – An annual three-day event that celebrates the morel mushroom kicks off Friday, May 18, in Czech Village. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Houby Days and this year promises more music, food and fun, beginning with the Taste of Czech on opening night at the National […]
Homegrown Czech in Iowa
Last year, I had a blast at the Wilber Czech Days in Nebraska, so I was disappointed to have to miss the festival this past weekend. Still, it wasn’t long before another opportunity for “Czechtivity” came along, as I like to call Czech activities in our area. The Czech Heritage Foundation‘s annual picnic was held […]
Photo gallery: Czech Iowan in Nebraska
WILBER, Neb. – This town of just under 2,000 people swells by the tens of thousands during the annual Wilber Czech Festival in August. While Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the site of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Wilber lays claim as the “Czech Capital of the USA.” During this year’s festival, from […]
New Pi offers Thanksgiving feast samples...
CEDAR RAPIDS – When you say New Pi and “free food” in the same breath, you know it’s going to be crazy big. I was at the opening celebration of the New Pioneer Food Co-op in Cedar Rapids and the store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, was packed, so I’d expect nothing less during […]
What’s all the hubbub about food hubs?
By Cindy Hadish/for the Radish Magazine The word “food” can easily evoke a mental image, while the term “food hub” is a bit more nebulous. Still, more people are becoming familiar with food hubs as a way to bring food from the farm to the table, and a new report shows food hubs are playing […]
Iowa City gardener tries last-ditch effo...
Iowa City gardeners are rallying around a property that has been home for decades to beautiful gardens, but faces development in the coming days. Lara Cornick, whose parents have lived at the home, just outside of town in southeast Iowa City, still hopes to save two pink sugar magnolia trees, but is in a race […]
Cool coop; City Council to look at chick...
NORTH LIBERTY – The North Liberty City Council will consider readopting the town’s urban chicken ordinance at its meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 11. Just over a year ago, the council approved the ordinance, which allows residents to keep up to four hens in city limits. Roosters are not allowed. At the same time, a clause […]
Final photos and food from the Lincoln C...
It’s not every day that I’d spend $6 on a piece of cake. But I jumped at the opportunity to have one last morsel at the Lincoln Cafe after stalking, er, waiting to catch up with owner Matt Steigerwald for an interview.
Garden open house in Iowa City postponed
The UI Student Gardeners Spring Open House scheduled for today – April 21, 2013 – has been postponed. Lisa, one of the University of Iowa gardeners, said predicted high winds and a chance of showers factored in the decision. She said possible rain dates will be either April 28th or May 5th. We’ll keep you […]