Get a taste of heirloom tomatoes and Iowa history

Fans of heirloom tomatoes can get a taste of history at Iowa City’s oldest house when Johnson County Master Gardeners host their 6th annual “Taste of Heirloom Tomatoes” at the Plum Grove Historical Site on Sunday. Several varieties of heirloom tomatoes will be featured during the two hour event’s titular tasting, including Slanders, Jefferson Giant, Abe Lincoln, German Lunchbox and the German Red Strawberry. […]

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Gardens, bikes and pony rides this weekend at Lucas Farms

Plum Grove, the 1844 home of the first territorial governor of Iowa Robert Lucas and his wife Friendly, still anchors the neighborhood of Lucas Farms in Iowa City. The Lucas Farms Neighborhood Association invites the community in to explore the neighborhood’s past and present at the third annual Lucas Farms History Days. […]

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