Really, really missing our birds. I have been tracking wildlife, birds in our urban wildlife habitat for ten years now. This year, no Juncos, Titmouse left several moons ago, and never returned, same with Chickadees, Red Breast woodpeckers. Hardly any Cardinals either.
I realize weather changes, continued drought mainly, could be to blame, as well as the decimation of thousands of trees by invasive, alien insects, man, but there could be another issue here, electrosmog.
We are new members of the Center for Sustainable Community, but we felt right at home helping out this fall with the apple preserving, harvesting, and orchard maintenance.
This post is a general how to preserve apples article that demonstrates how C.S.C. worked together to preserve apples this year. We have a 3-ish acre orchard (mostly apples) that is quite mature and in need of some tender loving care. We have many apple trees that could be replaced and we believe the orchard is in…Continue
Tuesday, November 20 at 6pm - Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219
This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by presenting Kristin Hess and Laura Henderson. Kristin is the award-winning…Continue
Added by Jeff Echols on November 8, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments
A great big temper tantrum for my transition to fall! In with a cold, head congestion and many toss and turn nights the thought of turning my home for the season was the last thing from my mind. But fall marches for no woman like the brisk wind from the North. So in honor of the days ahead the season of light here are my favorite green transition in this season of orange and…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I listened to the debate last night and decided that although one or the other will be our next President neither of them deserve to be. There was no mention at all of sustainability, global warming, or climate change. There were a few comments about renewable energy but only in the context of energy independence. Both debaters took fossil fuel energy for granted without even suggesting the damage it is doing to the environment, the atmosphere, and the health of all species. Where is the…Continue
Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm - Location to be announced.
This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue their effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council and Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit to talk about Transit.
Tuesday, September 18 - 6pm at ONE 10 STUDIO - 211 S Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis 46219
We're excited to be teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council for our September Green Hour.
Many of you will remember our fantastic program last November when we had the pleasure to host both Carey Hamilton, Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition and Jesse Kharbanda, Executive Director of the Hoosier…Continue
Added by Jeff Echols on September 14, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments
I was lucky enough to be able to test drive an Electric Vehicle. I was near Downtown Indianapolis at www.TheGoGreenPros.com. They do Electric car conversions as well as veggie oil, hydrogen generators, as well as general car repairs.
The car had 200,000 electric miles on the same motor and it uses 20 golf cart batteries for power. This one is a fiero but there are many cars that convert well. This would be great for a commuter the range…Continue
Added by Eric Stallsmith on September 13, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments
What I learned that day far exceeded my expectations and really made me realize that farming in Indiana is changing as we speak. I also saw first hand what happens when a group of smart and motivated…Continue
Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I went to a garden party and met new friends
(a better post exists on this by Ann Kreilkamp, the person that hosted the party. check it out here)
In Bloomington, The Center for Sustainability participated in…Continue
Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
After a year of belonging to the Indy Food Swap, I have come to understand the power of the fete. Woman joined together to accomplish a goal and in this case a grocery basket goods to fill my weekend with joy.
I feel abundant when we gather, to share, participate and potluck into an afternoon of frivolity with a mission. To fill the larder during the harvest.
My heart was inspired by the garden vegetable salsa and I am seeking the recipe for the Cup…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on August 19, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments
This is how it really turned out on Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Day of the Lughna is a celebration of the beginning of the harvest. An ending to the time of lack and the beginning of abundance. Today, we celebrate in the perfect weather in our great State of Indiana.
A mussie tussie was the first gift to my gal pals as I greeted each one of them with an organic nose gay upon their forearm. The bouquet garne was filled with a scented geranium, hyssop and…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on August 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
The programming for the next Green Hour is a screening of the short film Better Bones and Gardens!
Tuesday August 21st - 7pm at Mundell & Associates - 110 S Downey Avenue, 46219
This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by screening the short film "Better Bones & Gardens."
Thanks to the planning…
Added by Jeff Echols on August 8, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments
Its been awhile. I've been trying to keep alive what I have in my own eco space. This summer drought has really taught me how creation takes care of herself.
Some go into hibernation. Some dormancy. and some just die. Although its sad to see something you've cultured over the years die, you also realize that your not alone in this world. And you are not the center of it either.
I was out in the back yard with my dog Max. it was our regular routine after supper, pee and poop.…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on July 24, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments
July Green Hour - Tuesday, July 24 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219
This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to you.
KIB has been a great partner for the Irvington Green Initiative and many, many other organizations and projects throughout Indianapolis. Join us for the July Green Hour to learn more about one of the most sustainability-focused groups in our…Continue
Added by Jeff Echols on July 22, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Are you interested in environmentalism? Do you know why?
In 1962 Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring' was published effectively launching the environmental movement.
At this month's Green Hour we'll celebrate 50 years of Silent Spring by hearing…Continue
Added by Jeff Echols on June 13, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments
"Listen, my faithful children;open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters; send up the sweet odor of incense;break forth in blossoms like the lily." (Sirach 39:13-16a)
This is one of the readings from the Office for the feast of the Visitation. In the RC and Anglican traditions we honor the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
For some reason I love this reading. Its in the Office of the Blessed Virgin, a set of readings set aside to be used along with the…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 31, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments
Inspired by the ladies of the civil war, no fooling it is too hot to bake, good thing for ice box pies. Here is my salute to all those fallen in service to our country.
Rhubarb Lime Pie –from Cara Dafforn
1/2 cup butter ( melted)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cups finely crushed pretzels
¾ cups Graham Crumbs
2 limes, at room temperature
1/4 cup lime juice
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on May 28, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
This spring I did something I have always wanted to do. That is to make beads out of my rose pedals!
I am a rose addict! I admit I am powerless over this! Each year when plant catalogues come through the mail in the cold of winter, I look first to see if there are any roses. THEN I look at the others.
Roses have been around millions of years. Fossils exist from that time period. I have seen them and they look like -roses. I would like to think in the garden of Eden they…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 28, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments
Just thought I would let people know what good time I had giving an Aquaponics Workshop for the Save Maumee watershed group in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and share some of the resources I presented with everyone. We had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing how I am using Permaculture Principals and…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on May 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments