By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – Just one year ago, Ed Thornton was resolving a battle brought on by the city that forced him out of the vacant land he had gardened for four years. Thornton has since relocated his gardening efforts, but hasn’t completely dropped the idea that would allow residents to garden […]
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By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS —Even when Iowa’s harsh wintry weather ended the growing season for most gardens, the plot tended by Ed Thornton in southwest Cedar Rapids was thriving. Tender green lettuce, stocky carrots and deep magenta beets were among the vegetables Thornton was able to grow, even into November, giving away much […]
IOWA CITY – The Iowa City homeowner whose front-yard garden led to a dispute with the city said he will comply with removing all of his plantings. Dr. Timothy Volm said he was given a July 31 deadline or the city would bulldoze the roses, native wildflowers and other plants that adorn his front yard.