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Vegetable Gardening Moves Indoors

A Kirkwood Horticulture student inspects some tomatoes  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 24, 2017)-Hydroponic and aquaponic systems were installed in the Kirkwood greenhouse to teach the next generation of horticulturalists this environmentally-friendly way of gardening. When it’s too cold for outdoor gardening, the growing season moves indoors to help continually supply garden-fresh produce to patrons of […]

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The Eagle5 for the Month of June 2016

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for June 2016.

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McGuire Sisters: Outstanding In Their Fields

Melissa and Emily McGuire Iowa County’s McGuire sisters embrace Kirkwood studies, enjoy learning on the job You could say Emily and Melissa McGuire have been preparing for their careers since they could walk. That’s when they remember taking to their outdoors chores, helping on the family’s Iowa County acreage near North English. Their family’s vegetable […]

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SEED students changing face of global agriculture

A SEED student at work in the Chef’s Garden Thousands of young adults embark on the college journey this time of year. But few do it quite the way some Kirkwood students do. Thirty-eight brave students, mostly from Central America, earned a valuable opportunity to come to Kirkwood to learn sustainable agricultural production. Through Scholarships […]

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Floral Student Blossoms

Buss grows while achieving goals Nicole Buss, Floral Arrangement major, started out in Charles City Iowa. She graduated high school at Charles City High. She then came to the area to help a friend out by taking over a lease which is what first helped put her on a road headed for Kirkwood Community College. […]

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