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Spring explosion

Landscape designer and author Janet Macunovich and her husband, photographer Steve Nikkila, will be keynote speaker and featured speaker at the Winter Gardening Fair on Feb. 7, 2009, at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch has provided information on the event, which can be found by clicking on the Master Gardeners category on this blog. More will also be printed in the Sunday, Feb. 1 edition of The Gazette. I had the chance to talk to the couple by phone last week. To hear excerpts of that interview, click on the links below:

 

Janet Macunovich

Janet Macunovich

 

 

 

 

http://www.gazetteonline.com/assets/mp3/cindy2.mp3

Steve Nikkila

Steve Nikkila

http://www.gazetteonline.com/assets/mp3/cindy1.mp3

Photos are courtesy of Steve Nikkila

 

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Savanna walk

   Author Connie Mutel will lead a walk through restored oak savannas at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. Mutel will discuss the history and modification of these rare ecosystems and highlight portions of her new book, “The Emerald Horizon.” Participants should meet at the Nature Center barn. Admission is $4 or $3 for members. For more information, call (319) 362-0664.

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