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Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's Blog – May 2009 Archive (2)

Group IDs invasive plant species

The Invasive Plant Species Assessment Working Group of Indiana has released its downloadable pamphlet, Landscaping with Non-Invasive Plant Species: Making the Right Choice.



The 22-member group, formed in 2001, spent six years analyzing first-hand scientific reports on dozens of plant species, examining how invasive or potentially invasive they are in Indiana. They looked at how these widely available plants escape our landscapes to take root in… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on May 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Hungry? Learn about edible landscapes

At least 43 percent of U.S. households, including nearly 3 million Hoosiers, plan to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries this year. That’s up 19 percent from 2008, when 36 million grew their own, according to one study.



If you’d like to learn more about making at least part of your landscape edible, read “Grow Your Own: Feed Yourself (and) Others” in the May/June 2009 issue of Indiana Living Green: A Hoosier’s Guide… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on May 3, 2009 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Renee’s mission statement

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The essay below is part of an ongoing literary project sponsored by Sustainable Indiana 2016. In short, the group has collected “so many stories of Hoosiers taking a more sustainable path that we can literally write the book on how green living in Indiana is taking off.” See [...]

Sunscreen

Renee,

I really need to clean out my bathroom cabinets, but what should I do with old bottles of sunscreen, lotions, nail polish and various aerosol hair products?

Thanks!

Dee

Hi Dee,

The first day of summer was June 21 — sorry I’m a little late to help with your [...]

A clarification

Whoa, readers! There seems to be some confusion over a recent “Ask Renee” that I’d like to clarify immediately. A reader named Ginger asked me if Ray’s and Republic are picking through the TRASH to pull out recyclables. My answer says that no, they are not picking through the [...]

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