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City Gardener Program at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Discovery Hall, Purdue/Marion County Extension Offices

April 11, 2012 at 6:15pm to May 23, 2012 at 6:15pm
A six-week program that helps people who have a yard for the first time or those who want to know about caring for their lawn and garden. You can attend one or six sessions. Nominal fee and a certificate for those who complete the six-week program.The Hoosier Gardener has the schedule, topic and other details. See More
Mar 31, 2012
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City Gardener Program helps you cope with your lawn and garden

If you've just moved into your first house with a yard and you are unsure of what to do with the lawn, trees and, oh, you might like to have a vegetable or flower garden, then the City Gardener Program is for you. It also will help those who have had a house for a while, but would like to learn more about caring for the landscape and gardens. The program runs for six Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., beginning April 11.Sponsored by Purdue University Marion County Extension, Steve Mayer, Ginny…See More
Mar 31, 2012
Ellen commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"High voltage transmission wires, 765kv, the wires that AEP/IMP consider the most threatened by trees. Service wires are low-voltage wire that range from 120 to 240 volts. These wires are typically attached to homes or businesses and are…"
Feb 14, 2012
Eric Stallsmith commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"You can pick up an extension cord and you are fine.  I figure these lines are like that.  I doubt that indiana powerlines are uninsulated either. I mined coal and we handled 4160 volt insulated cables with our bare hands.  Once one…"
Feb 8, 2012
Ellen commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"Nice shape on those trees, thanks for sharing, wonder what the voltage is on the lines in that they can stay in the trees like that????, compared to the crapola trimmed trees  next to power lines in Indiana. IMP/AEP, along with…"
Feb 8, 2012
Eric Stallsmith commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"In New Orleans there are a lot of very old trees with very long branches.  The trees are hundreds of years old.  Obviously they take great care trimming the trees because you can see them tightly integrated with power lines.  The…"
Feb 7, 2012
Ellen commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"Hey....is asplundh doing a 'buzzey' for this neighbor......shame on asplundh, as well as the neighbor! That tree is well over 20' away from lines."
Jan 30, 2012
Ellen commented on Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's blog post IURC sets meeting for tree-trimming rules.
"Such a shame, this neighbor is just gloating because he is having asplundh cut down his trees for free. This neighbor is loved by AEP/IMP for giving them the green light to remove healthy old growth trees on his property per asplundh.…"
Jan 27, 2012

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City Gardener Program helps you cope with your lawn and garden

If you've just moved into your first house with a yard and you are unsure of what to do with the lawn, trees and, oh, you might like to have a vegetable or flower garden, then the City Gardener Program is for you. It also will help those who have had a house for a while, but would like to learn more about caring for the landscape and gardens. The program runs for six Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., beginning April 11.

Sponsored by Purdue University Marion County Extension, Steve Mayer,…

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Posted on March 31, 2012 at 7:11am

What are those yellow daisy-like flowers blooming along I-70?

The Hoosier Gardener blogs about black-eyed Susans, a native perennial, planted along I-70 at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Learn how these plants gained fame in Europe before returning to the United States… Continue

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 1:31pm

Free tickets to the Indiana Flower & Patio Show

The Hoosier Gardener is giving away two pairs of free pass to the Indiana Flower & Patio Show.

http://hoosiergardener.com/?p=5903

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 4:41pm

  Here are some tips on dealing with ice-damaged trees and shrubs from Purdue University. http://hoosiergardener.com/?p=5821

 

Here are some tips on dealing with ice-damaged trees and shrubs from Purdue University.…

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Posted on February 4, 2011 at 9:42pm

Free subscription to Indiana Gardening magazine

Beginning in January 2011, Indiana Gardening magazine will arrive on newsstands and subscribers’ mailboxes. Finally, a gardening magazine just for those of us who garden in Hoosier soil.

Most of the four-color glossy magazine is written by Indiana writers, too, including Carol Michel of …

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Posted on December 19, 2010 at 8:46am

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At 2:14pm on February 5, 2009, Ellen said…
Jo Ellen, Hello! I wanted to say a big thank-you for the revised edition of Indiana Gardener's Guide. I had only purchased the book last spring, and consider it among one of my most valuable gardening bibles for Indiana, to date. It sure came in handy while working at a 22-acre plant nursery that included most if not all of the plant representations in the book, so I used it as a reference for a lot of my customers that wanted to know for sure if a particular planting was zoned for this area. I just pulled the book from the shelf yesterday and am gearing up for another full growing season!
Ellen Ley
At 4:47pm on February 4, 2009, ephraim smiley said…
Ellen, I wanted to attend the Urban Farming meeting to represent Fort Wayne what a great project ! We have been gardening on the urban landscape for the last 20 years.Therapeutic, Senior Citizen, Food Bank , Vacant Lot ,Youth and Exercise Gardens.This year we will have over 10 acres under cultivation .We are the Come As You Are Community Church Garden Angels and Maplewood Elementary School is where we live. E.Smiley The Jolly Green Giant
At 12:58pm on November 1, 2008, A Greener Indiana said…
Thank you for becoming a member of AGI, you are most welcome here. Feel free to make it your place and invite your friends to take a look and see what they think and if they would like to join.

What are your strong points in environmental awareness or curiousities? Is there a particular arena or field we could help empower you with? AGI has a staff that is able to offer full support and assistance in environmental work and issues, community and economic development, advertising, promotions, web design, and programming. Have a question or a request. Dont hesitate.

The idea here is to support you in helping to support communities and Indiana as a whole to make the change over to more sustainable practices and equilibrium.

Besides the resource based environmental arenas of: Land, Water, Air, Energy, Policy, and Advocacy. There are many other fields that are interconnected to sustainabiity and the green paradigm including recreation, health/wellness, agriculture, building and design, community development, economic development, products, arts, and humanities and many more.

You can share your awareness and activities in any of the above through many facets this site offers and more soon to come. Chat around, friend up like minded individuals, post, blog, make groups, are just some of the ways in which you may interact and utilize this site to tool your work and passions.

We are all in this together and together we can help make things better.
Kootoss to you for participating in this great work!
 
 
 

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