By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – Ed Thornton captured national attention in 2014 when he faced a trespassing violation for gardening two vacant city lots behind his home. Now, more than four years after being ordered to remove the garden, which supplied his neighbors with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, Thornton will be […]
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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 […]
Spring is a busy time, particularly for gardeners. Now, just imagine your garden was not only at your home, but at 23 different sites. Sonia Kendrick might feel that way as she runs between the gardens she oversees for Feed Iowa First. I’ve written about Sonia, an Afghanistan war veteran, several times, beginning when she […]
A long streak of pleasant weather this month made it particularly tempting for Iowans to start planting their gardens. This week’s colder-than-average temperatures, however, reinforce why they might have jumped the gun and offer an apt reminder about the legend of the Three Frozen Kings.
Several caring people and organizations have come together to create a gardening project at the Johnson County Poor Farm to help feed those in need. Even if you don’t garden, you can help. The project is in the running for a grant program and voting is already underway.
There is an outside chance that I might actually be able to plant my potatoes on Good Friday this year. The holiday isn’t especially early, as it was two years ago when it fell on March 29, nor is it at the late-end like last year, when it was April 18. This year’s Good Friday, […]
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” author unknown By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine An Iowa food pantry is going beyond giving a hand-out to those in need. The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry, which offers weekly emergency food assistance […]
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 […]
No more procrastinating. If you’ve been lucky enough to escape the frost so far, you might have delayed those last-minute harvests of tomatoes, peppers and other veggies, but the clock is ticking. According to the National Weather Service, frost is likely in the Cedar Rapids area Thursday night and a hard freeze – with temperatures […]
With frost warnings in some parts of Iowa, the Czech legend of the Three Frozen Kings is especially timely. Hopefully, your plants will be safe, but just in case temperatures dip below freezing, you should cover any peppers, tomatoes or other tender plants that you’ve already planted outdoors.