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State flower show coming to Cedar Rapids

    Organizers of the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa annual flower show and meeting gave up their hotel space last year for flood victims.

This year, the statewide event returns to Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, June 18, 2009, and Friday, June 19, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE.   Jackie Strother of Martelle, the group’s persident, selected Cedar Rapids as the site for the annual event last year and decided to give it another try.

    Event co-chairwoman Brenda Hackbarth told me that three people will be judging the entries. At least 100 entries will be judged beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.  The public can view displays from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the hotel’s Rosewood Room. Brenda said there is no admission fee to view the flower show.

 For more info, see: http://www.gardencentral.org/iowa/

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Iowa City Home Show going green, too

   Robb Rood posted a comment in response to “CR Home Show going green” (Feb. 17) to note that the Iowa City Home & Builder’s Show is going green, as well.      Because not everyone looks at the comments, here is the info that Robb provided about that show, coming the weekend of Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1, 2009.

The Iowa City Home & Builder’s Show  being held at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is also going “Green” this year.

The show is Feb. 27-March 1 and will include “green” building educational seminars, Designer Showcase Rooms with Meta Home designers discussing incorporating “green” alternatives in interior design projects, a visit from Alliant Energy’s Powerhouse TV program hosts Pete Seyfer and Megan Turner and Alliant Energy’s Geo-1 traveling exhibit about geothermal heating and cooling technology.

Anyone interested can find more info. in the special section inserting in the Gazette on Sun., Feb. 22 and Wed., Feb. 25 or by logging on to http://www.iowacityhomes.com.

Educational Seminars
Sat, Feb. 28
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10 am – 12 pm “Building a Sustainable Iowa”
by Marc Richmond, President of Practica Consulting
1 pm “15 Ways to Green Your Home”
by Kevin Monson, Neumann Monson Architects
2 pm “What’s Green in Interior Design?”
by Leigh Bradford, Meta Home
3 pm “Saving Money and Energy with Shade Trees”
by Mark Vitosh, District Forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
4 pm “Continuous Garden with Color”
by Mary Lou Gay- Master Gardener

Sun, March 1
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10:15 am “Natural Landscaping – design, low maintenance, environmentally friendly gardens”
by Mary Crooks, Master Gardener
11:15 am “Energy efficiency for the homeowner” (energy audits, rebates through residential program and other resources)
by Alan Dornink, Energy Auditor, MidAmerican Energy Co.
12:15 pm “Green Building – What’s new”
by Bob Lackman, Beisser Lumber Company
1:15 pm “Doing it Right – Saving Money and Energy” (LED, Energy Star, Compact Fluorescents)
by Ralph Palmer, The Ar-Jay Center
2:15 pm “Rain Gardens – Living and Functional Landscapes”
by Kelly Swenson, Engineering Inspector, City of Coralville

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