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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

Stewards of the earth

Renee, what are some ways I can help get my church involved in environmental activism?


Eric, in light of recent coffee cup nonsense, it’s a great time to share how people of faith — any faith — are focusing their energy on caring for the Earth. So, then, it [...]

The whole poop

Hi Renee,

I was wondering if you know of an environmentally friendly way to dispose dog waste? I cringe every time I pull out a plastic (albeit recycled) bag to clean the yard.


Hi Sarah,

You’re barking up the right tree with this [...]



We recently completed a home remodel which included new baseboards and door trim.  I have a lot of little pieces (translation: unusable for reuse) of stained & urethane-treated wood trim that I would like to recycle.  Anyplace in the Indianapolis area or Bloomington IN area that takes this type of [...]

Reface Don't Replace

Refacing is greener than replacing - ecocountertopsusa.com

Reface! Don't Replace!

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