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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

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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Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on March 31, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments

Espoused

"...but you shall be called "My delight,"and your land "Espoused" Isaiah 61:10-62:5

I have never thought of land being espoused? Espoused basically mean to some extent "promised" equivalent to "betrothed"

Married to your land? How often do I think of creation in these terms? Do I really see the land as something special to me, desirable?, And what is my part in it? Am I a good partner to the land?

How often that age old "I am the center of the universe" comes to play.…

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Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on March 21, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments

The Divine Office of Creation

Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on March 20, 2012 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

1st www.AGreenerIndiana.com outreach

This is a post made to show people how RSS feeds work.

Added by A Greener Indiana on March 19, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Register to Vote - here with this easy online link!

If you are not registered to vote, or know anyone who is not, here is an easy to use online registration form.  I know it is often tough in Indiana to find a candidate who has any chance of winning who supports the environmental movement at all, but we MUST NOT give up and WE MUST try.  Often it comes down to choices of lesser evils, and while voting is great, campaigning for or against candidates is helpful also.   Getting out the vote for Environmental Progressives is also incredibly…

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Added by Tom Butler on March 14, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

A Place To Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Tuesday, March 20 - 6pm at Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington Street 46219



This month at the Green Hour we'll feature an organization that has spent the last 4 years screening movies, hosting concerts and art and even opening a cafe. They've defined success for sustainability based…

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Added by Jeff Echols on March 5, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Exploring New Technologies

I'm starting a little grass roots campaign to get as many of our great network of Indianapolis sustainability folks to consider joining Google+. I know you have 112 things you'd rather be doing than joining another social network but hear me out.



Starting in April, I'll be adding a spin off to our Green Hour model. On…

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Added by Jeff Echols on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your Sustainable Yard

Tuesday, February 28, 6pm at Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington 46219



This month Spotts Garden Service helps us continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability's Urban Conservation Team.



Since it's inception, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability has operated with limited staff and…

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Added by Jeff Echols on February 25, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Wind power

New wind power technology git involved spread the word help us out.  http://www.indiegogo.com/CEO-1325129877

Added by Tim Brazell on February 24, 2012 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Sunshine and Herbs-Body cleansing Introduction

Cleansing is such a powerful experience. Not only does it open circulation throughout the body and increase blood flow to the brain, it increases the mood tenfold. Even if you can only commit to a seven day cleanse, the experience itself will bring you back to do it again and again. Cleansing incorporates herbal supplements, clean alkalizing foods, juicing and exercise. Sunshine and Herbs makes cleaning a lifestyle.

I created Sunshine and Herbs with idea of a healthy lifestyle that…

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Added by Jennifer Lamb on February 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Liver Cleanse herbal remedy

Making a commitment to do something can be tricky, on one hand you know that commitment is what’s right on the other hand, giving up something that feels good at the moment is very difficult. But when it comes to doing a liver cleanse, giving up that piece of cake or that beer, is going to do your health a world of good.

When making a commitment to do a liver cleanse, you must commit to no less than thirty days. This is very important because the liver rejuvenates and repairs itself on…

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Added by Jennifer Lamb on February 20, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Body Cleanse

Cleansing the body doesn’t mean starving and only drinking water. It’s somewhat of a slow process of changing habits while using herbal remedies that will improve the functions of the internal organs and intestinal track. Think of it more like a lifestyle change than a body cleanse. I like to use the timeframe of thirty days to focus on several different forms of cleansing. After all, we don’t muck up our body in only two weeks, so cleansing should be a long term process as well.

I’m…

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Added by Jennifer Lamb on February 16, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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