Archive for May 18, 2009

Your photos: mushroom hunt

Morel mushroom find

Morel mushroom find

Carrie Gralund of Anamosa sent in this photo of her son, Ayden, age 5.  “We were mushroom hunting on Sunday and found only one.  Our son was pretty pleased,” Carrie said.

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What’s growing in new community garden

Barb Pople wants goodwill to grow in a new garden at Cedar Valley Townhouses in Cedar Rapids, formerly known as the J Street Apartments. Barb, who is going on her seventh year living at Cedar Valley, is the driving force behind a new community garden at the complex, but she noted that many others are involved.

 The following organizations have pledged their support for the garden:

Healthy Linn Care Network

Linn County Connects

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Cedar Valley Apartments

East Central Iowa Council of Governments

Metro High School

Mission of Hope

The Serendipity Project

Peoples Church

SouthWest Area Neighbors (SWAN)


Individuals and organizations that have donated labor and/or materials for the project:

ZJ Farms                                               Plants/Seeds    

Peoples Church                                     Building materials

Cedar House Shelter                              Money

Cedar Valley Apartment residents           Seeds/labor

Linn County Connects                            Plants/Seeds/Gardening Tools/Labor

Bill Elam                                               Use of rototiller

Green Iowa AmeriCorps                          Labor

 If I’ve left anyone out, please let me know by adding a comment below or sending an email to:

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