Events

Iowa City Farmer's Market

Iowa City Farmer's Market

October 19, 2019 - 7:30am

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Chauncey Swan Ramp, 415 E. Washington Street. Season opening and closing dates, plus event times are listed below....

Iowa City Farmer's Market

Iowa City Farmer's Market

October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Chauncey Swan Ramp, 415 E. Washington Street. Season opening and closing dates, plus event times are listed below....

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

October 24, 2019 - 12:00am

Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest- standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again this year at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street. The 12th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics of interest to anyone who cares about creating great towns and cities that stand the test of time.

Volunteer Prairie Seed Harvest

Volunteer Prairie Seed Harvest

October 24, 2019 - 10:30am

What: Spend a morning in fresh air while hand-harvesting seed from prairie grasses and flowers. Expect some uneven terrain. All ages welcome! Why: Harvested seed is planted to new prairie areas that Johnson County Conservation is restoring. What to Bring: Gloves, water, long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes.  

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