A statewide gathering in Hiawatha will bring together students, religious leaders, climate leaders and Iowans to broaden the coalition and build community around climate action. “Called to Climate Action,” expected to be the largest faith-based climate event in Iowa history, is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Elizabeth […]
You are browsing archives for
UPDATE: (May 29, 2015) Prairiewoods will accept walk-ins to this June 2 session. Original post: Prairiewoods in Hiawatha has scheduled a speaker to address natural burials – those that further environmental aims, such as reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources and preserving habitat. It’s an intriguing topic, but you have to act fast to register, […]
Some of my favorite gardeners will be at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha this coming week. Scott Koepke of Soilmates will give a vegetable gardening presentation this Thursday, Feb. 19; Sonia Kendrick of Feed Iowa First will join in a viewing on Sunday, Feb. 22, of the Terra Firma documentary that features her and two other veterans; […]
The Linn County Master Gardeners are expanding their reach. Their spring talks will be held at seven area libraries this year, so you’re sure to find one just a short distance away and they’re free! Topics range from container gardening and rain barrels to seed-starting and more. See the following schedule, with the month/day/town and […]
The end of the farmers market season can be a bit depressing for me, but one thing has changed in recent years to serve as a bright spot in these dark days. A growing number of indoor markets offer some of the same fresh produce, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, home-baked bread, hormone-free meat and more.
So many people I’ve talked to this weekend were in the process, or at least planning, to make salsa. From what I’m hearing from area CSAs, farmers market vendors and gardeners, this has been an excellent season
Should something this green be bad for the environment? I mowed today for the first time this year and only because my front yard was quickly becoming a sea of yellow. I don’t mind dandelions as much as some people do, but when you have neighbors, you need to be considerate,