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Spring Permaculture Design Course: What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in Stelle

What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in 

  These are the PDC Courses Hosted in Stelle - See our Schedule of all Trainings for Additional…

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Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove Sunday, April 14th – at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove

All Day Workshop   –   Sunday, April 14th   –   at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Price – $95 – Includes Workshop and Lunch.                                            …

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Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

2013 Internship in Permaculture & Community - Stelle, Illinois

A Cooperative Program Between Midwest Permaculture and Center for Sustainable Community

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Just Posted – Apply Now – Accepting Qualified…

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Added by Ernest Rando on February 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Electric Hybrid Bikes

I happened to be in Austin Texas and had the opportunity to rent an electric hybrid bike for 15 days.  I used it for everything and put nearly 300 miles on the bike.  My conclusion was that it is an amazing thing with big implications for Indiana. 

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on February 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Preserving the fall harvest, Center for Sustainable Community Canning Kitchen

Here are photos of some of the first fall harvest vegetables that we preserved in the Center for Sustainable Community Canning Kitchen. We started off the season with storing strawberry corn kernels,canning tomatoes, beets, applesauce, BBQ sauce, sweet & sour sauce, chutney, and lots of peach jam. It was the first time that Megan and I had ever canned this much food from a garden. Enjoy the photos and if your ever in the neighborhood…

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Added by Ernest Rando on December 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What to do with Apples from the Backyard Orchard

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…

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Added by Ernest Rando on November 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

The Big Transit Event

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.



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Added by Jeff Echols on September 30, 2012 at 6:33pm — 3 Comments

I got to test drive an Electric Vehicle

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…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on September 13, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Jasper Indiana Garden Party 8-18-2012

I went to a great garden party in Jasper to celebrate the www.sustainableindiana2016.org day of garden parties.  We were hosted by Living Roots Ecovillage.

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…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bloomington Garden Party 8-18-2012

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…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No 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

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

Join Nusun Solar at the WIndiana Indiana Renewable Energy Conference

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced WIndiana, Indiana’s only statewide wind energy conference, will expand this year to include wind, solar, bioenergy and alternative fuel vehicles.  Along with sessions on utility-scale renewable energy projects, the Indiana Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) will include how-to workshops for homeowners and small business owners on…

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Added by NUSUN SOLAR Manufacturing on July 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Greening an RV resort

Eby’s Pines Campground and RV Resort, www.EbysPines.com has been in operation for over 41 years. We are nestled amongst the pines between Bonneville Mills County Park, and the Little Elkhart River. We are located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country. We have over 300 sites including several electric- water and full hook up connections, cabin rentals, and primitive camp sites. We have ample space for larger gatherings among our 40+… Continue

Added by Eby's Pines RV Park & Campground on October 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

$110,000 to non profits for tree inventory and tree plantings.

DNR grants available for urban trees







The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry's 2009 grant program Make Your Trees Count makes available approximately $110,000 in grant funds for municipalities and non-profits to use for public tree inventories and tree-planting projects.







Applicants may request funds ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. Projects must show an equal match, which can be a mix of cash and in-kind services. All… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on July 29, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Update on 1st Annual GreenFEST- Fort Wayne, Indiana -April 25, 2009



The 1st Annual Green Festival in Northeast Indiana is taking place on April 25, 2009.

Waynedale Green Alliance, LTD, the coordinating change agent united with Southwest Conservation Club, a local non-profit to broaden environmental awareness and to benefit Community Harvest.



The following organizations and businesses are involved participants.



The City of Fort Wayne, Allen County Solid Waste District, Citilink, Save… Continue

Added by A Brewster Smythe on April 20, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Green weddings covered in Indiana Living Green's new issue

All aspects of the wedding can take on a green hue with a little planning and Indiana Living Green's new issue (http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com) offers dozens of tips. In 'Say I Do to A Green Wedding,' ILG talks to the experts about everything associated with an environmentally friendly wedding, from transportation and invitations to the cake and flowers.

Also in the January/February 2009 issue, Jennifer Streisand's 'Wind Power Gathers Strength' gives a snapshot of Indiana's wind energy… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on January 10, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Interview with Derek and Eric from agreenerindiana.com

Listen to a discussion on bio fuels. Thanks Derek and Eric for teaching us!

Lynn from Lynn in the PM,
an internet talk show

http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-20085/TS-166344.mp3 (45 min)

Added by Lynn a on December 3, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Indiana Living Green's new issue

Just in time for the holidays, the November-December 2008 issue of Indiana Living Green (http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com) magazine highlights 12 green gifts, most of them made in Indiana.

Writer Barbara E. Cohen found locally made gifts of sauces, soaps, soups, pottery and yes, chocolate, bound to please anyone on the gift list for the upcoming holidays. Julie L. Rhodes takes Indiana Living Green readers on a stroll through three Hoosier communities to see which sustainable practices… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on November 1, 2008 at 12:42pm — No Comments

conservation - the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to become greener!

I don't seem to hear all of the stories on conservation that I would think that you would. Conserving is something that can be done right away and by everybody.



I know we have all heard about the ghost loads of televisions, xboxes, etc. It is just a shame that all that energy goes to waste.



A 10 year old boy saved monroe county indiana 25k per year. He told them to turn off their computers at night. LOL



It seems like there is more attention to the production end… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on June 16, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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