Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 11:47 pm

January issue of Radish in stands now!

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By Sarah J. Gardner, sjgardner@qconline.com

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The January 2013 issue of Radish, featuring the winners of the 2013 Radish Awards.

Every January, Radish magazine pays tribute to winners of the annual Radish Awards, individuals and organizations making a positive difference in our communities. The stories of their commitment to a healthy future will inspire you.

The winners of the 2012 Radish Awards are:

— Scott Koepke: During the 2011-2012 school year, this garden educator in Iowa City reached 7,900 schoolchildren with lessons about composting and the value of the ground at our feet.

— Monmouth College Garden House:Some students at Monmouth College have traded dorm life for tending the college garden, raising their own food and sharing what they learn along the way.

The Waste Commission of Scott County: In 2012, the steps taken by the waste commission to recycle electronics responsibly earned it the first R2 certification in the world.

The Clinton County Conservation Board: The CCCB offers firsthand experiences of the Mississippi River ecology through river tours on the Blue Heron boat and educational programming at the newly opened Eco-Tourism Center.

New Hope Catholic Worker Farm: This collective of growers puts a commitment to sustainable agriculture and social justice into action on a farm outside of Dubuque, Iowa.

Other features in the January Radish include a recipe for sweet-potato chili, 10-minute fitness ideas from the experts, a trip to the grocery store with a Hy-Vee dietitian, reader reviews of recent books on healthy living and one writer's reflections on her new year resolution: to learn to love — and laugh at — life's little imperfections.

Radish is a complimentary magazine devoted to living a healthful Midwest lifestyle. It is published by Moline Dispatch Publishing Co. LLC and its parent company, Small Newspaper Group. For more information, visit radishmagazine.com.