January issue of Radish in stands now!


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 9:39 am
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By Sarah J. Gardner, sjgardner@qconline.com

Every January, Radish magazine features winners of the annual Radish Awards, individuals and organizations making a positive difference in our communities. The stories of their commitment to a healthy future will inspire you.

The winners of the 2012 Radish Awards are:

-- Scott Koepke: During the 2011-2012 school year, this garden educator in Iowa City reached 7,900 school children with lessons about composting and the value of the ground at our feet.

-- Monmouth College Garden House: A group of students at Monmouth College have traded dorm life for tending the college garden, raising their own food and sharing what they learn along the way.

– The Waste Commission of Scott County: In 2012, the steps taken by the waste commission to recycle electronics responsibly earned it the first R2 certification in the world.

– The Clinton County Conservation Board: The CCCB offers first-hand experiences of the Mississippi River ecology through river tours on the Blue Heron boat and educational programming at the newly opened Eco-Tourism Center.

– New Hope Catholic Worker Farm: This collective of growers puts their commitment to sustainable agriculture and social justice into action on a farm outside of Dubuque, Iowa.

Other features in the January Radish include a recipe for sweet potato chili, 10-minute fitness ideas from the experts, a trip to the grocery store with a Hy-Vee dietician, reader reviews of recent books on healthy living and one writer's reflections on her new year resolution: to learn to love—and laugh at—life's little imperfections.

Radish is a complimentary magazine devoted to living a healthful Midwest lifestyle. It is published by Moline Dispatch Publishing Co. LLC and its parent company, Small Newspaper Group. For more information, visit radishmagazine.com.



















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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