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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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