I tried to get by with stringing lights on corkscrew willow branches to substitute for our Christmas tree last year. It did not go over well in our household. Even when the season seems overwhelmingly busy, it’s worth the effort to buy a real tree, if nothing else, for that inimitable scent of fresh pine, […]
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After such a long winter and cold start to the spring, I’ve heard from many gardeners eager to get their hands in the dirt. To kick-start the gardening season, area plant sales are getting under way. I think it’s especially cool to see that Friends of Hickory Hill Park will have milkweed plugs for sale, […]
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine COLUMBUS JUNCTION – Todd Mills is growing the future. The lion’s mane and oyster mushrooms Mills cultivates in a growing room outside his rural Columbus Junction home possess a distinctively futuristic look, while also holding promise in studies of their health benefits. Mills, 31, has been selling mushrooms the past […]
Call it a super-gnatural success. Freda Sojka’s natural bug repellent that she developed for her then 5-month-old grandson has exploded – almost overnight – into a double-shift industry in Columbus Junction.
CEDAR RAPIDS – The state remains in the top 5, but Iowa dropped from last year’s second-place ranking in an annual “locavore” index. The index, by Strolling of the Heifers, ranks the best and worst states for eating local foods, based on a per capita comparison of farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture programs and food […]