THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Press Releases

Garden Workshop at Country Life Center March 25

Annual garden workshop presents a wide variety of topics from local and regional speakers.

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Iowa History Fund Awards Grant to The Wallace Centers of Iowa

WCI receives $10,000 from Iowa History Fund to study Visitor Interpretive Center.

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Winter CSA starts November 8

CSA is alternative when farmers markets close.

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Fall Cooking Classes held at Country Life Center

Chef Katie Porter offers “Slow Cooked Meats” and “Vegetarian Entrees” at the Country Life Center.

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Three Cooking Classes at Wallace House this Fall

“Slow Cooked Meats”, “Vegetarian Entrees” and Cooking with Kids offered this fall at the Wallace House.

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Country Life Center hosts Jens Jensen traveling exhibit Aug. 1-5

Pioneer of “prairie school” of landscape architecture celebrated with exhibit, dinner and prairie walk

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8th Annual Gardens of Quilts at Country Life Center July 19

More than 75 quilts on loan from area quilters and quilt owners on display indoors and out.

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Evening on the Prairie June 3

Musician Jason Reed and friends headline an evening of music, food.

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Chef's Tasting Table added to Food for Thought Dinners

Offered the first Thursday night of each month beginning May 5.

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Iowa Senator Ernst Visits Country Life Center

Senator Joni Ernst toured the Country Life Center March 23

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Civility Lunch series features Women in Leadership

Series of four lunches at the Wallace House encourages civility and women leaders

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Get Ready to Garden

Annual garden workshop at the Country Life Center is Saturday, April 2.

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Cookin' with Katie

Spring cooking classes at the Country Life Center announced.

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Culinary Adventures at the Wallace House

Another season of farm-to-table dining at the Wallace House begins in March.

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CLC featured in Iowa tourism ads

The 2015 Iowa tourism ads include a scene filmed at the Country Life Center.

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