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      2 weeks ago by urban_plains Read the first story in our four-part series about  @plantchicago  and  @insidetheplant , starting with how they sustain a circular economy within all of the businesses in The Plant. Read more about the unique, no-waste building in Chicago by  @annagracejensen . Link in bio.  #UrbanPlains 
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Meg Johnson Meg Johnson

Sailor, mediator, writer, and community outreach coordinator.

Meds on Mats: Meditation in the Park

Meditative practices available around Des Moines from both local and Buddhist perspectives.

Des Moines Social Club Opens Up Mic for New Artists.

James Biehn brings in new artists to Des Moines Social Club every third Thursday.

Shelter Dog’s Day Off

One shelter gives dogs a break—they get to spend time outside the gates.

A Change of Course

International athletes set sail for Okoboji this summer for junior olympic championships

Political Art Exhibition Sews Intrigue for Change

Iowan artist uses cross-stitch and magazine covers to uncover social roles.

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