October 27, 2010
Iowa currently has 85 state-licensed wineries and more than 413 vineyards covering 1,200 acres in 95 of Iowa's counties. The estimated total economic impact for the state is $234.3 million.<
Cindy Haynes, ISU Extension Horticulturist, recently spoke about the health benefits of gardening including the calming effect that lifts your mood, reduces your blood pressure and improves your mental and your physical health.
A recent trend in going "green" is to partially or completely cover the top of your building with growing plants. These "living roofs" can provide substantial benefits.