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All Day Workshop – Sunday, April 14th – at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL
Price – $95 – Includes Workshop and Lunch. …Continue
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Today Hayden and I (Ernest) practiced pruning in the orchard. According to the …Continue
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…Continue
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The Center for Sustainable Community November Perma-Blitz went well for our first Perma-Blitz. Our aim is to create a no-cost skill-building Permaculture Event (Perma-Blitz) each month. We also hope to be able to support some local permaculture Meetup groups around the state once a month. The organizers of the November Perma-Blitz were …Continue
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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
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
So last weekend Megan and I had an awesome weekend full of activities. It started out with our usual trip to Stelle, Illinois (where we are moving to in June) where the first mission at hand was to put her new bees in their new home.
After placing their bees in their new home we had a lovely dinner and evening with some soon to be neighbors in Stelle, followed by a wonderful sleep…Continue
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Earth Day 2012 to feature environmental family fun
Northwest Indiana – The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to become inspired, educated and entertained at the 2012 Northwest Indiana…
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…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on April 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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