August 2010 Edition - Radish Magazine

August 2010 Edition - Radish Magazine

healthy living from the ground up






Embracing nature

Echollective Farm focuses on

fresh, organic produce.

Bats on the brink

Friendly insect eaters need

our help to stop the spread of

white-nose syndrome.

Let us eat!

A Geneseo farming couple

finds a leafy niche.

All that Jazz

Pet of the Year inspires a

healthy dose of happiness.

in every issue

2 from the editor

3 contributors

4 the grapevine

34 rooting around

38 farmers’ markets


on the cover

Jazzy, our 2010

Radish Pet of

the Year, rests a

moment atop

a ramp at the

off-leash park

in Davenport’s

Centennial Park.

(Photo by Paul

Colletti / Radish)


12 outdoors

Thunder Rolls: Competitors test their brains and brawn in

local adventure race.


good business

Iowa Naturals keeps insects at bay. Page 16: Study finds

fruits and veggies can grow Midwest economy.

14 environment

Waterway cleanup: Xstream volunteers join together to

haul away river bank debris.

18 environment

Picnic greenware: Disposable cups and plates that

bypass the trash can for the compost bin.

19 energy

Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair

has something for everyone.

22 food

Physician, heal thyself: An Iowa City doctor grows her

own good health.





health & medicine

Hands-on healing: For some, rolfing offers relief from

chronic pain.

body, mind & soul

Roadside reboot: Simple stretches to get you from here

to there.

body, mind & soul

Healthy roots: Organic hair salon keeps it natural.

eating well

Schooled lunches: One mother shares her hard-earned

wisdom about packing healthy meals for her family.

32 community

Eco Samaritan: A Quad-Cities pastor leads his flock to

‘green’ pastures.


food for thought

Endless summer: Make vacation a four-season state

of mind.


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