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April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Harvest Rainwater with the kids

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Fun Harvesting Rainwater



When teaching our kids to be Eco-conservative, it is important to make it fun. Rainwater harvesting can be a really fun project for any…
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Added by Katrina Oakley on April 30, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Farming, a revised plan

old mic donal had a farm

he owed, he owed, he owed

and on that farm, he had some crude

he owed, he owed, he owed

he sold some land to the man

he owed, he owed, he owed

with a frac- frac here, and a frac-frac there

here a frac, there a frac, everywhere a frac, frac

old mic donal has a farm

he don't owe, he don't owe, he don't owe

with a poison well here, and poison land there

here some poison, there some poison,…

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Added by Ellen on April 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Glamping

 

Seeking serenity on a budget has always meant a 45 minute to 1 hour and 15 trip to a state park or the Hoosier National Forest.  It seems those in Beverly Hills are just learning how glamourous camping can really be...for your wallet.

Glamping is not all smores with champagne "champs".  Here is my list to make camping glamourous

1.  Arranging Floral and Fauna at the camping site.  Centerpieces add an elegant touch to an all ready natural scene.

2.  Sandbar…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 22, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Northwest Indiana's 2012 Earth Day Event

Earth Day 2012 to feature environmental family fun



Northwest Indiana – The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to become inspired, educated and entertained at the 2012 Northwest Indiana…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 20, 2012 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

What can you grow in aquaponics?

So I have had this question several times asked to me. "Ernest, what can you grow in aquaponics?"

In this blog post I will not so much create a master list of what can grow aquaponically, but I would like to quickly discuss some key principals that helps when learning about aquaponics and doing any kind of farming or gardening.

The easy answer to the question, what can you grow in aquaponics is this…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

It is almost Earth Day 2012! How would you like to win some green, planet friendly products? Environmental Booty is hosting an extremely lucrative give away to help us be more planet friendly every d…

It is almost Earth Day 2012!



How would you like to win some green, planet friendly products? Environmental Booty is hosting an extremely lucrative give away to help us be more planet friendly every day.

You just have to enter this one! With over a thousand dollars of prizes, its hard not to get excited!…

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Added by Katrina Oakley on April 17, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

A new Aquaponics group you say! What is Aquaponics anyway?

If you are at all interested in learning more about Aquaponics, feel free to check out the new Aquaculture, Aquaponics, & Hydroponics group just started here within AGI. This is an educational outreach group wanting to reach out and inform the public of the opportunities within aquaponics for Indiana and the Midwest region as a whole. Here is a very detailed introduction as to exactly what Aquaponics is, that can be found on our discussion threads …

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 10, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Easter Weekend, Hugelkultur meets container gardening

So I ran into a small problem this spring. I will be moving in June and so had to redo my plans for spring planting. I decided to do start some containers so that hopefully they will be easy or at least manageable to move in June with me. So here is what I did. 

I decided to plant in several containers, plant in a straw bale, and start some veggies in a cold frame. Not only that but I decided to…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 9, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event

Just getting ready for Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event on Apr. 21st, 2012. The Aquaponics Association will be hosting a booth and will be bringing a live and mobile Aquaponics set up. Earl Ward, Co-Chair of the North Central…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Green

Teaching Green - The April Green Hour

Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Colleen McCormick, the Director of IUPUI's Office of Sustainability.



You already know that IUPUI is one of the most popular and important institutions of higher…

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Added by Jeff Echols on April 7, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

April 7th, Holy Saturday

Gensis 2:1-3

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

Levititucs 25: ... but in the seventh year there shall be a sabboth of complete rest for the land..

Today the liturgy is about "rest". Of…

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Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on April 7, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Back and runing

Was on a retreat last week at Victory Noll in Huntington. It was a very refreshing one, helped me to gain some relaxation and strength. 

Also able this weekend to spend some time in the garden as well. So I will be adding more to my blog latter this week. Pax

Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on April 1, 2012 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

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