Community planters demonstrate Iowa City’s high regard for local foods

Community planters in Iowa City are taking a break from annual flowers, offering residents a variety of edible plants this summer instead.

By Julia Poska

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Iowa City is promoting local food in a new way this summer, filling more than 40 community planters throughout the city with fully edible plants for the first time.

The planters offer residents tastes of familiar vegetables such as cherry tomatoes and kale as well as less common edibles ​—...

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