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Ernest Rando's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

Northwest Indiana's 2012 Earth Day Event

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…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 20, 2012 at 8:56am — 2 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

Easter Weekend, Hugelkultur meets container gardening

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…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 9, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event

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…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Tennis, anyone?

Renee,

Any ideas about what I could do with old tennis balls?

Your loyal reader,

Don Smith

Don,

Advantage, Renee! I do have some ideas for recycling tennis balls.

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Brushing up

Renee,

I realize that not all toothbrushes are created equal, but are toothbrushes recyclable?

Sarah

Sarah,

Toothbrushes are made of at least three materials – nylon bristles, metal staples that hold the bristles in place, and plastic handles – which makes them challenging to recycle. They are not accepted by [...]

Trees, not coupons

Is there a list I can get on so I do not receive junk mail? I would like to save a tree or more.

Barbara

Barbara,

Since many subscribers thought a particular piece from last week was about this topic, I thought now might be a good time to answer [...]

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